Zuba (voiced by Bernie Mac in the film, Dan White in the video game) is a lion who is Alex's father and the alpha lion of the pride in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
He was first seen as the Alpha Lion of a pride in the reserve where Alex was born. At first he thinks that Alex has returned to take over, but his wife notices that they both have the same birth mark and realizes that Alex is their son. Zuba is a proud father, but he is somewhat confused as to why his son 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.