Donkey Kong, Sr. was born in Kongo-Bongo on January 21, 1949. Like most members of his species, he reached adulthood by the time he was ten. In 1962, he went on a vacation to Brooklyn, only to be abducted by a dim-witted Italian-American psychopath who forced him to perform circus acts. Donkey eventually broke free and attempted to get his revenge by kidnapping Mario's girlfriend, Pauline, but Mario rescued Pauline and imprisoned Donkey. Luckily, Donkey's son, Donkey Kong Jr., defeated Mario and freed his father for good.