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First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Portrayed by Mark Betteridge (1994)[1]
Species origin Beaver
Homeland Kong Island
Notable members
Very Gnawty
Really Gnawty

Gnawties are beaver creatures native to Kong Island. They make their first appearance in Donkey Kong Country. They are considered pests by Kong Family and Rambi's natural enemies.

Physical appearance

All Gnawties have huge eyes, toothy, black nose, yellow bellies, orange plaid tails and pink paws. They have different fur colors as: green, red, blue and yellow.


In Donkey Kong Country to Donkey Kong 64, most Gnawties are used by the Kremling Krew to disrupt the Kong Family's journey.[2][3] Despite being many, they are the weakest enemies that can be easily defeated by any hit. The red Gnawties that walk on millstones infested ancient temples in Donkey Kong Country.[4]


Donkey Kong Country

  • GBA Player's Guide (page 16): Gnawtys are likely the weakest enemies you'll encounter. One jump on their head from Donkey or Diddy will flatten them for good. Gnawtys often travel in packs or drop from platforms overhead. Stop, slap and roll over the bad beavers to your little ape heart's delight.

Donkey Kong 64

  • Prima Official Game Guide (page 15): This creature will charge you for a Melon Slice, but you can knock it cold with one punch.


Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Land

Donkey Kong 64



  • It name is a pun on the words Gnaw and Naughty.


  1. ^ Shesez (November 22, 2019). The Donkey Kong Country 25th Anniversary Interview Documentary. YouTube.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 13 - "THE BADDIES: All baddies on the island are under King K. Rool's control. It was the Kremlings that stole Donkey Kong's banana hoard, but it's the combined efforts of baddies that are trying to stave off Donkey Kong's attempt to recover the bananas."
  3. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Prima's Official Game Guide, Nintendo, 1999, p. 15 - "ENEMIES: The DK crew has its work cut out for it in K. Rool's army of bad guys."
  4. ^ "Donkey Kong Country Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1994, p. 23 - "RUINS: These monolithic ruins are now ruled by mlll-stone-rolling Gnawty beavers!"