Expresso the Ostrich
Expresso Artwork - Donkey Kong Country
Expresso's artwork from Donkey Kong Country.
Powers Flying temporarily, speed
Species Ostrich
Affiliation(s) Kong Family, Animal Buddies
Enemies Kremling Krew
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2 (Game Boy Advance)
Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong Racing
Diddy Kong Pilot (2003 build)
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Diddy Kong Pilot (2003 build) (2011)

Expresso the Ostrich is an Animal Buddy to the Kong Family in the Donkey Kong series.


Donkey Kong Country/Land

Expresso makes his first appearance in Donkey Kong Country as one of the Animal Buddies to help Donkey and Diddy out on their adventure to stop the Kremling Krew. He can flap throughout the air temporarily and even has his own token. Due to the tallness of Expresso, some enemies, such as Klaptraps pass right through him.

He reappears in Donkey Kong Land acting the same way as in its semi-sequel, but can defeat enemies when jumping on them.

Donkey Kong Country 2 (Game Boy Advance)

Expresso reappears in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest as a racing bird acquired by Cranky inside of Cranky's Hut. Unfortunately, he was weak so Diddy and Dixie had to gain feathers to power up some of his stats. When racing, he races against red, blue and a green coloration of Expresso with different names. When winning first place all across Crocodile Isle, his image is saved inside of the scrapbook.

Donkey Kong Racing

Expresso can be seen at the beginning of the trailer in Donkey Kong Racing where thousands of them can be seen running.

Diddy Kong Pilot

Expresso appears in Diddy Kong Pilot making numerous cameos in desert levels. There is even a smaller and bigger variation of him in later desert levels.


Despite being owned by Microsoft, Rare had managed to include Expresso in Banjo-Pilot. Like in the 2003 build of Diddy Kong Pilot, he makes a cameo in some of the desert levels.



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