Donkey Kong, sometimes shortened to DK, is the name of a large ape from the Mario Bros. Series that lives on Donkey Kong Island. Although he debuted in that series, he eventually got his own series, and quickly became a major character in them. He usually has to battle the Kremling Krew and their leader, King K. Rool, with help from Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and the rest of his friends. His girlfriend is named Candy Kong. Donkey Kong sometimes appears in the Mario Bros. Series, and has even made an appearance in the Yoshi Series.This Donkey Kong is either an adult version of Donkey Kong Jr., or his father, while the original Donkey Kong is in fact a young Cranky Kong.