Zingers are bee creatures that appear commonly throughout the Donkey Kong series. They debut in Donkey Kong Country, and make many more appearances afterwards. Normally, Zingers cannot be attacked by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, as direct contact with one will cause damage. Instead, a projectile such as a barrel must be used, or the help of an Animal Friend. Their wings grant them flight through the air, and depending on their color, they can have different flight patterns. Examples include yellow Zingers flying up and down, and red Zingers flying back and forth.