Zuba is the father of Alex in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. When it comes to volumes, Zuba is the deuteragonist. His mate is a lioness named Florrie (though that name is only credited as "Mom", and her name is never said in the film). He is the alpha lion. He is one of three final roles of Bernie Mac, whose memory the film was dedicated to, the other two being "Soul Men" (in which he played Floyd Henderson) and "Old Dogs" (in which he played Jimmy Lunchbox).