Donkey Kong uses a system of ropes to lower himself to the greenhouse floor.When he reaches the floor, the game ends, and Donkey Kong is able to destroy the rest of the greenhouse.However, Baby DK meets the Yoshis and greatly helps them in their quest to defeat the Koopa Troop.When riding on a Yoshi's back, Baby Donkey Kong helps the Yoshis perform many special moves, such as climbing vines and charging.After Stanley sprays Donkey Kong with insecticide three times to keep him off of the greenhouse floor, he runs away.In the final stage (though after this the first stage follows again, tougher than before), Donkey Kong is forced back and gets his head stuck in a beehive.
Donkey Kong's first appearance (where he is later confirmed to be a younger Cranky Kong) is in the Arcade game of the same name, where he is the main enemy.
Miyamoto says that he chose the name "Donkey" to reflect the character's stupidity.
Miyamoto was informed by Nintendo of America staff that the word "donkey" is not a synonym for "idiot" in English despite what the dictionary he consulted said, but decided to ignore this particular suggestion because he liked the name "Donkey Kong".
Here, Donkey Kong is a circus escapee and is now traveling across the country, Mario and Pauline on his tail. Donkey Kong makes occasional appearances on Captain N: The Game Master. Oftentimes on the show, Donkey Kong is manipulated by Mother Brain and her minions to do their bidding. Donkey Kong appears in the sixth Nintendo Adventure Book, Doors to Doom, in a recreation of the original game (though Mario and Luigi are trying to reach the top to rescue Princess Peach instead of Pauline). successfully reach the top of the tower, Donkey Kong is ultimately sent plummeting out of sight when Peach jabs him in the backside with her crown.
He is also playable in all of the golf, tennis and other sports titles.
The current Donkey Kong is the third known to carry the name, Cranky Kong being the original Donkey Kong, followed by Donkey Kong Jr.