|Price||1kg / 900 yen (meat is edible, but not a gourmet item)|
|Habitat||White Forest (1st Biotope)|
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The Zebra Kong (ゼブラコング Zeburakongu) is a peculiar beast with the body of a gorilla, the fangs of a saber-toothed cat, the striped fur of a zebra, and the sticky paws of a chameleon.
It is a giant quadrupedal gorilla standing at 6.2 meters in height and weighing 3.5 tons. Its body is covered in white fur with black stripes much like a zebra's (hence its name) and a line of hair goes down from its neck to its back like mohawk. It has two very long muscular arms which appear to have two joints or at least very large shoulders. Its face is quite menacing, having a vertically wrinkled forehead, no visible nose, two large black eyes with white pupils that constantly have an angry expression and its mouth is fierce-looking as well, with black lips, flat teeth and two very large fangs like those of a saber tooth.
They live and hunt in groups, so travelers should take caution not to become targeted by a band of Zebra Kongs.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
It is a large and muscular beast of considerable strength, but it is still just a Capture Level 9 beast and can be easily subdued or frightened by stronger predators or a Gourmet Hunter with a powerful enough Intimidation. Its hands and feet are sticky like a chameleon's. Still, it's those clingy phalanges, combined with the Zebra Kong's incredible grip and strength, which make it a perfect arboreal hunter, capable of swinging its way through the canopy at a dizzying pace.
The meat of a Zebra Kong is edible and is sold cheaply at 900 yen for 1 kilogram, however it is not particularly tasty and is not considered a gourmet item because of it.
Regal Mammoth ArcEdit
When Toriko and Rin are lost in the White Forest on the 1st Biotope, they are ambushed by a large herd of beasts, which includs a Zebra Kong alongside a Purple Horn and a Devil Crocodile. They are able to avoid fighting them though thanks to Rin using her Battle Fragrance on Toriko, enhancing the power of his Intimidation greatly and thus scaring them into fleeing.
Billion Bird ArcEdit
When the Four Heavenly Kings are searching for the final ingredient in Ichiryu's Full Course Menu at the 1st Biotope, Toriko uses his heightened sense of smell to trace all the beings that were ever present within the 1st Biotope, in order to find Ichiryu's old scent and follow it to the ingredient's location. Among the countless scents he picks up, he detects the scent of a Zebra Kong which had passed by recently. It is unknown if Zebra Kongs survived the onslaught of the Meteor Spice that destroyed most of the Human World's resources, as it is never stated when it left its scent in that area.
Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
- The Zebra Kong, along with the Devil Crocodile and Purple Horn were not included in the anime.
- Zebra Kong Created by Hyogo Prefecture PN Iwark Murata.