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RKO Pictures (formerly RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.) Monster
Kiko in Son of Kong
Alternate names Kiko Kong, Son of Kong,
Little Kong, Baby Kong, Baby
Species Juvenile Giant Ape
Height 12 feet
Relations King Kong (Father)
Allies Carl Denham, Hilda
Enemies Giant Cave Bear, Styracosaurus
Created by Ernest Schoedsack,
Ruth Rose
Portrayed by Stop-Motion
First appearance Latest appearance
Son of Kong Son of Kong

Kiko is an infant giant ape kaiju created by RKO Pictures that first appeared in the 1933 King Kong film, Son of Kong.


Kiko's name may come from combining the first two letters of both words in King Kong's name. Kiko is never referred to by name in the film itself, but is called either "Little Kong" or just "Baby."


Kiko closely resembles his father, but stands about 12 feet tall and possesses white fur and light gray skin.


Son of Kong

Kiko lived on Skull Island for an unknown amount of time after his father was taken away by the crew of the S.S. Venture, and eventually stumbled into some quicksand, where he was saved by Denham, who had returned in search of treasure, and Hilda Petersen, who took pity on him. They knocked down a tree on which Kiko pulled himself out, before he was attacked by a Giant Cave Bear. He fought it off, but damaged his finger, and Hilda bandaged it with a piece of fabric she tore from her dress. Kiko then befriended them, and followed them as they searched the island. He later fended helped Denham to open a sealed temple on the island, and fought off the Dragon Dinosaur that had followed them inside. After helping Denham reach the treasure, an earthquake began to cause the island to sink into the ocean. Kiko climbed to the top of a mountain with Denham in hand to keep him above the water. Denham was rescued, and Kiko went down with the island.

Peter Jackson's King Kong Production Diary

As an April Fools Day prank, Peter Jackson made an entry in his video production diary of himself and the cast of the 2005 film proclaiming that they were remaking Son of Kong. The described plot involved Ann Darrow, Carl Denham, and Jack Driscoll returning to Skull Island and discovering Kiko, and riding on his back at some point. Eventually Kiko would be taken from the island, and fight on the European front in World War II with two Browning Machine Guns mounted on his shoulders.[1] It should be noted that in the true continuity, Kong was the last of his kind, as confirmed by Carl Denham on a 1935 ecological expedition to Skull Island.[2]


Kiko seems to have inherited his father's strength and intelligence. Despite his young age, Kiko is a capable combatant as he is able to fight and defeat a giant cave bear and a Styracosaurus, using both brute strength and strategy.


Main article: Kiko/Gallery.


Peter Jackson's King Kong Production Diary: Son of Kong

See Also


  • Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts wanted the film's opening scene to involve World War II-era soldiers killing a baby Kong, but the idea was rejected by Legendary Pictures executives.[3]
  • In Peter Jackson's Son of Kong April Fools Day prank, Kiko was portrayed through stock footage of the gorilla from the remake of Mighty Joe Young, based on the 1949 film that used the same production team as the original King Kong film, as well as a white colored test animation model, and a crude sketch by Peter Jackson.


This is a list of references for Kiko. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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3 months ago
Score 0
Eh, still better than Minilla.


10 months ago
Score 0
i hope one day a son of kong sequel is made

Green Blob Thing

24 months ago
Score 2
Kiko really should come back one day.

The Boy Who Cried Godzilla

21 months ago
Score 1
I'm hoping for a reference in Kong of Skull Island. Kong's trainer/bestie K'vanni developed white hair from a Deathrunner incident. There's no way that's not coming up in issue 12. If anything K'vanni's hair provides a reason for Kong's attraction to Ann... Anyway, I like to think of Kiko as a spectral presence. Not a real Kong, but a spirit-like thingamajig that came into being to protect the island. Although if IDW gets Kong rights they need to have Kong vs. Kiko, who has been taken in by the U.S. Military and has two machine guns mounted on his shoulders like Peter Jackson's sketch.