Manky Kong
Aliases Kong Reject Orangutans
Family Kong Family
Lanky Kong
Species Kong
Sub-Species Orangutan

Powers/Abilities Can throw barrels rapidly
Enemies Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong
Kong Family

Game(s) Donkey Kong Country

Manky Kongs are enemies in Donkey Kong Country. They are the only Kongs in Donkey Kong Country that are actually enemies. In fact, these orangutans are described as Kong reject orangutans, implying that they've been exiled from the Kong Family; leaving Lanky Kong as the only one still allied with the Kong Family.

They are drastically different in appearance from the Kongs despite their shared species, likely due to being affected by the radioactive chemical energy (called Kremling Source in the Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest manual) from Krocodile Kore; energy that flows under Crocodile Isle.

The Manky Kongs presumably migrated to Vine Valley, with many debuting in the level "Orang-utan Gang".

This sub-species of Kong is very dangerous, but can be defeated with a jump from Donkey and Diddy.


Mankys attack by throwing a (seemingly) endless supply of barrels in the Kongs' path. If the Kong jumps onto the other side of a Manky Kong, it will turn around and attack from behind. As with other regular enemies, jumping or rolling into it will defeat him, but the former is usually safer. In later levels, they normally appear in high places throwing barrels, acting as obstacles.

Aside from the various remakes of Donkey Kong Country, Manky Kongs have not appeared again, though another orangutan named Lanky Kong appears in the game Donkey Kong 64.




  • The name Manky Kong comes from the words "Mangy" and "Skanky", and a pun on the word "Monkey". Manky is also a British slang term, meaning "dirty". This is likely because Rareware, the creators of the game, is a British company.
  • Manky Kong's name is similar to the name of the Pokémon, Mankey.
  • Manky Kong appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker.
  • They are similar to and may be related to the Minkey.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Manky Kong sticker

Manky Kong sticker.

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