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This article is about the real world species. For information about the Yoshi's Story elephants, see Pak E. Derm. For the enemies in Wario World, see Elephant (enemy).

An Elephant in Donkey Kong Country Returns
First appearance The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 - "7 Continents for 7 Koopas" (1990)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Similar entities
Notable members
Mona's Elephant
Pak E. Derm

Elephants are real world mammals which inhabit parts of Africa and Asia (particularly India for the latter). They have sometimes been featured as a species within the Mario franchise, which also consists of characters based on either an African elephant or an Indian elephant.


The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

An Elephant, along with several other animals and Kooky von Koopa.

The first appearance of an elephant was during The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "7 Continents for 7 Koopas." The elephant, along with several other African animals, was transformed into a stuffed version of itself by Kooky von Koopa. However, Luigi stole Kooky's wand, and used it to turn the animals back to normal, who in turn began to chase after Kooky.

Mario is Missing!

Main article: Baby Elephant

A baby elephant was seen in Mario is Missing!. It was stolen from Nairobi National Park by Koopa Troopas. According to a tourist, the elephant's mother was "pretty mad," so Luigi had to return it quickly, proving its authenticity by answering questions about the national park.

In the same game, elephants were also mentioned in a pamphlet as one of the species gladiators fought against in the Colosseum in Ancient Rome. Also, a tourist in Nairobi reported that he "came through Mombasa and picked [his] way through lions and elephants to this capital city."

Donkey Kong Country series

Ellie, an Animal Friend in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, an elephant by the name of Ellie appears as an Animal Friend in the game. She also makes an appearance in Donkey Kong Land III.

In Donkey Kong Country Returns and its Nintendo 3DS remake Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, elephants are among the animals on Donkey Kong Island hypnotized by the Tiki Tak Tribe into stealing DK's Banana Hoard along with the island's other animal inhabitants (zebra, giraffe, and squirrel).

Diddy Kong Racing / Diddy Kong Racing DS

In Diddy Kong Racing and its Nintendo DS remake Diddy Kong Racing DS, there is an Indian elephant named Taj who assists Diddy Kong, Timber, and the other characters in their journey to expel Wizpig from Timber's Island.

WarioWare series

Mona's Elephant

A small, blue-colored elephant is owned by Mona in the WarioWare series. Mona's Elephant, along other animals, help Mona when she is threatened, as being chased by the Diamond Police or The Dinosaurs.

Elephants are the the "tower animals" in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, replacing the bears from WarioWare: Touched!. There is also a form named "The Elephant," which involves the Wii Remote being held in front of the player's nose, imitating an elephant's trunk.