He is first seen in The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, where Private notices he is lonely and tries to convince the gang to let Ted spend Christmas with them. He was also in Jungle Law and Zoo Tube.
Ted was also mentioned in Cute-Astrophe and seen in The Most Dangerous Game Night, where Marlene told that Ted hasn't talked since A Christmas Caper. Ted was also seen in P.E.L.T. when Skipper had to provoke and evade a polar predator.
He is voiced by Bill Fagerbakke.