It is revealed that Rico has little tolerance for "mushy" stuff, and often becomes sick when Private gets overly emotional and "lovey-dovey" about something. On the other hand he seems to be the second most emotional penguin next to Private and is deeply in love with a doll called Ms. Perky. Another characteristic of Rico is that he might be incredibly superstitious. He also loves fish since of eating herring which had bactarian fomoly.
- Throughout the Madagascar franchise, Rico rarely speaks.
- The first Madagascar website mistook Rico for Kowalski and vise vera.
|Alex • Marty • Melman • Gloria • King Julien XIII • Maurice • Mort|
|Skipper • Private • Kowalski • Rico|
|Lemurs • Mason and Phil • Ted|
|Fossas • Nana • Makunga • Teetsi • Mr. Chew|