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ExitIsNearSign Parrot Chute Panic ExitSign
Parrot chute panic
World(s) Gloomy Gulch
Type Hive
Music Theme(s) Flight of the Zinger
Animal Buddies Quawks the Parrot (Donkey Kong Country 2),
Squawks the Parrot (Donkey Kong Land 2)
Bonus Room(s) 2
Notable Feature(s) First and only stage to feature Quawks in Donkey Kong Country 2. In Donkey Kong Land 2, it is the only stage where animal barrels turn the Kongs into Squawks incapable of flying upwards and spitting eggs.
Enemies Encountered Zingers, Spinies, Klampons (DKC2), Click-Clacks (DKC2), Flitter (DKL2), Kruncha (DKL2)
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Land 2
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (for SNES) (1995)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (for GBA) (2004)

Parrot Chute Panic is the fourth stage in the Gloomy Gulch world of Crocodile Isle, as well as the thirtieth stage in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, and the twenty-ninth in Donkey Kong Land 2. It is preceded by Gusty Glade and followed by Web Woods.


The level takes place in a Hive area. Exclusive to this stage is Squawks's purple variant, Quawks. Diddy and Dixie are required to hold onto him to slowly fly down the level and avoid the many Zinger enemies around them. Besides the Zingers, there are also a few Klampons and sticky honey floors. Holding the up button will slow their decent, allowing the Kongs to safely fly around the Zingers.

Collectibles and Secrets[]

Letter Location
PCP Letter K The Letter K is located in between two Zingers in a long shaft.
PCP Letter O After getting off the second Quawks, the Kongs will see the Letter O on the right on a path with two Spinies.
PCP Letter N The Letter N is found above the path near the Zingers, after completing the "Destroy Them All" Bonus Level.
PCP Letter G After grabbing onto the seventh Quawks, the Kongs descend down a long shaft, soon encountering the Letter G near a circling Zinger.

Bonus Levels[]

  • Halfway into the level, when decending with Quawks, the Kongs will fly down some Zingers, and have to fly straight to the left, to a hole in the wall. The Bonus Level is "Find the Token!", where they will have to fly with Squawks to obtain it.
  • After getting off Quawks after the previous Bonus Level, the Kongs will find a few walls of honey, which they will climb to reach the next hole. The next Bonus Level is "Destroy Them All!" The Kongs will again use Squawks, who shoots eggs at the Zingers to receive the Kremcoin. After the No-Animal Sign, Squawks turns into a TNT Barrel, which is needed to defeat the last Zinger.



  • The stage name is a wordplay on "Parachute Panic".
  • In Donkey Kong Land 2, Quawks the Parrot is not present in the stage. Animal Barrels to turn the Kongs into Squawks the Parrot replace the purple parrot, with Squawks unable to fly upwards and spit eggs.
  • It is possible to complete most of the stage by using Dixie Kong's Helicopter Spin move.
  • There is a secret room that contains the "Rare" shape made of bananas, found on a pathway with two Klampons.