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Background information
Feature films Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Short films
Feature firsts
Feature lasts
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Bernie Mac
Performance model
Inspiration Mufasa
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Proud, kind, fun-loving, loving, caring, fatherly,
Appearance Slender gold lion, green eyes, dark-colored mane, Africa-shaped birthmark on right front paw pad, huge notch on his left ear
Age 55
Occupation Alpha-lion
Alignment Good
Goal To get Alex (then known as Alakay) to learn how to hunt (formerly, failed); then to have their son come back to take his place (succeeded, sort of)
Home Africa
Relatives Florrie (mate)
Alex (son)
Allies Alex
Enemies Makunga
Likes Having his son around, the idea of his son dancing (currently)
Dislikes Makunga, losing his son, the idea of his son dancing (formerly), anyone taking his place (except Alex)
Powers and abilities
Weapons Claws
Fate Attends Skipper's wedding with a doll.
Quote "Oh, that's my boy! He's got gumption!"

Zuba is a supporting character in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He is Alex's proud father, Florrie's husband, and the former Alpha Lion of the pride (being succeeded by Alex).


Zuba was trying to teach a young Alex (then known as "Alakay") how to fight, but the cub was too distracted by dancing. WHen Makunga challenges Zuba to another fight, Alex wonders off only to come face to face iwth poachers who lock him in a crate. Zuba chased after the truck, and tried to free his son, only to get part of his left ear shot off by the poachers. By the time Zuba's vision clears from the blow, he doesn't notice that Alex's crate had fallen off the truck and into the river and continues to chase it.

Years later (when Zuba finally found Alex), he gets the impression that Alex has come to take over at first, but Florrie notices that they both have the same birthmark and realizes that Alex is their son, Alakay.

Zuba is somewhat confused, as to why Alex is interested in dancing.

After many events in the movie (including Alex failing the rite of passage and shaming his family), Zuba finally accepts Alex for what he is, and even uses one of Alex's acts on him in the last scene of the movie.

Zuba has orange and beige fur and a dark brown mane. He is voiced by the late Bernie Mac in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. In fact, this was one of two roles dedicated to Mac's memory.



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