Gnawty is a small terrestrial beaver-like animal found in many levels of Donkey Kong Country and reappears in Donkey Kong Land and Donkey Kong 64. Gnawty is usually found in groups and can be spawned by Oil Drums in several levels. They are easily defeated by being jumped on and both Donkey and Diddy Kong can take them out in one hit. They have larger forms, Really Gnawty and Very Gnawty on whom are both bosses.
Gnawties appear in Donkey Kong 64 as common enemies in Jungle Japes and rare enemies in Crystal Caves. They have the same personality as in Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land by still being the weakest enemy in the game. When they spot a Kong, they will attempt to attack them. They can be taken out by any attack.
- In Donkey Kong 64, the Gnawty's are referred to as Beavers instead of their usual name.