The Brothers Bear are a group of male bears whose homes and businesses are scattered around the Northern Kremisphere in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. Dixie and Kiddy Kong need to trade various items, mainly their coins, between the bears for rewards, most often Banana Birds.
In Donkey Kong Land III, there is only one bear who, according to the credits, is simply named Bear. Bear owns the Sheepy Shop around the Northern Kremisphere, where the Kongs can play a card game, pay two Bear Coins to hear a hint, or pay five Bear Coins to teleport to any other area in the world map.
Barnacle Bear makes a reappearance in the Japan-exclusive Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku.
In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3, a new bear is added to the Brothers Bear family, named Bachelor. He takes the spot of Barnacle, who has been moved to the port-exclusive world Pacifica.
- Bear (Donkey Kong Land III only)
- Bachelor (GBA remake only).