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ExitIsNearSign Vulture Culture ExitSign
World(s) Vine Valley
Type Forest
Music Theme(s)

Bonus Room(s) 3
Notable Feature(s) Features a timed Warp Barrel.
Enemies Encountered Neckies, Mini-Neckies, Zingers
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country

Vulture Culture is the first stage of Vine Valley and the eleventh stage in Donkey Kong Country. It is also the first forest stage. The area is mostly infested with Neckies and Mini-Neckies. Mini-Neckies make their debut appearance in this stage. This level comes after the boss battle with Master Necky and before Tree Top Town.


This is the first stage where the kongs travels through a forest. There are also a lot of wide gaps beneath the platforms in this stage and the Kongs must use Barrel Cannons to fire themselves onto platforms and bounce off of Neckies.


Special barrels[]

  • Warp Barrel: This barrel will disappear after a short amount of time. The player needs to move as fast as they can until the automatic barrel cannon after the Necky dropping nuts vertically downwards. If the player is fast enough, another barrel will be present closer to the platform than the other. If the leading character is not Donkey, the barrel will not be visible. Switching the Kongs after reaching the area in time seems to cause the Warp Barrel to appear and disappear accordingly.



  • The Warp Barrel found in this stage is unique as it is the only timed warp in the game.