Expresso the Ostrich
Diddy Riding Expresso (Donkey Kong Country)
Artwork of Diddy Kong riding Expresso
Series Donkey Kong series
First game Donkey Kong Country
Created by Rareware
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Expresso the Ostrich is an animal buddy within the Donkey Kong series who initially appeared in Donkey Kong Country as one of four ridable buddies (along with Rambi the Rhino, Enguarde the Swordfish, and Winky the Frog) and one of two bird friends (along with Squawks the Parrot). He is slightly fly and is faster than the Kongs. "Expresso II", from the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2, is supposedly related to him.


Expresso appears to have a feathery body with wings that allow it to fly and also has tennis sneakers.


Donkey Kong Country

This game is the first game in which Expresso appears in and is one one of the four Animal Buddies. Expresso's abilities in this game is that Expresso can run really fast and can glide through the air with its feathery wings. Strangely some small enemies can walk through Expresso without harming him at all.

Donkey Kong Land

In this game, Expresso has the same abilities and is one of the two Animal Buddies in this game. The only difference on Expresso's abilities is that Expresso can defeat enemies even Zingers.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

While Expresso herself doesn't return in the SNES game, in the GBA remake, another ostrich called Expresso II appears, she seem to be Expresso's daughter.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Double Trouble

While Expresso herself doesn't appear in the SNES game, in its GBA remake, another ostrich called Expresso II (presumably Expresso's daughter) appears in a bonus stage.


Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Land


  • An ostrich resembling Expresso can be found in Jinxy's Dune in Banjo-Pilot.

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