Alex the Lion.



Being the king of Central Park Zoo and tries to get back to New York

Term of Service


Combat Status

Will fight Tigger.


Alex (formerly named "Alakay" before living at the Central Park Zoo) is a lion. He was the king of the zoo. (He called himself THE KING OF NEW YORK.)

Alex enjoyed his life at the zoo, and was surprised when hearing Marty's wish to leave and live in the wild. As the main attraction of the Zoo, he is featured heavily on merchandise, and gives an "Alex the Lion" snow globe to Marty for his birthday. He also shows an infatuation with steak, though later remarks that sushi tastes better.

As a cub, Alex was born on a African wildlife reserve and named Alakay. He was the son of the alpha lion, Zuba, and was constantly given lessons on hunting, though he displayed no interest in the activity. During one of the sessions, Alex was captured by poachers, but the crate he was contained in fell into a river and eventually floated to New York. Alex arrives in New York after floating over the Atlantic Ocean when his transport crate fell into the sea. He is brought to the Central Park Zoo and proves to be very popular with the public. {C}


In Madagascar, after Marty leaves in an effort to take a train to the wild, Alex, Gloria, and Melman pursue him and are shot with tranquilizer darts by humans. Animal-rights activist pressure the zoo into releasing them back into the wild, but on the ship to the preserve, Alex and his friends fall into the ocean. They wash ashore on Madagascar, and, while Marty is excited to be free, Alex wishes to go home but later changes his mind. He grows very hungry after days of being unable to eat, not realizing that steak is animal flesh, and starts to regain his hunting instincts. Hunger drives Alex into a crazed state, which causes him to hallucinate everyone as steak and attack Marty. After realising what he did to Marty, Alex barricades himself in the predator area of the island. Marty pursues him, unwilling to leave his friend, but is attacked by the fossa, the native predators of Madagascar. After overcoming his hunting instincts, Alex works to defend Marty, and is later given sushi by the Penguins to satiate his hunger.

Madagascar: Escape 2 AfricaEditEdit

In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Before Alex encounters his parents, Zuba and Florrie, who are overjoyed to see their son and in the end, becomes alpha lion, He re-encounters the old lady & start fighting & is easily harmed by all of his ideas to injure Nana, Zuba assumes that Alex is strong after hearing that he is the "king" of New York and arranges a rite of passage into the pride. Makunga, Zuba's rival, persuades Alex to challenge Teetsi during the Alex's rite of passage. Teetsi was revealed to be a bulky, strong lion and Alex quickly loses. In order to keep from keep away Alex, Zuba transfers his control to Makunga, and in turn he, Florrie, and Alex are banished. Zuba was mad at Alex after realizing that he is not a fierce warrior. The next day, the watering hole is shown to be dried up and Alex leaves with Marty to find out the cause. They leave the safety of the reserve, prompting Zuba to follow Alex and bring him back. Alex discovers that stranded New Yorkers had created a dam, and through use of dancing, he is recognized by the attacking New Yorkers. With the help of others, the dam is destroyed and they return to the preserve. His father learns to respect his habits, and they remain in Africa instead of flying home with the penguins.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most WantedEditEdit

This film begins on Alex's 12th birthday. He and his friends decide that it is high time that they returned home to New York, as they are tired of waiting for the penguins to return from Monte Carlo. The group ends up going to Monte Carlo on their own in hopes of finding the penguins and convincing them to take them home. Unfortunatelly, they are spotted by the humans in the casino where the penguins are hiding and end up becoming a target for animal control. Luckily they end up finding Circus Zaragoza and decide to purchase the circus so that they could use it to get a contract for an american tour so that they could return to New York City. In the process Alex meets Gia the jaguar, and develops an interesting partnership with her when it becomes apparent the circus is not a very good one and he and his friends have to revamp it in order to win the contest. Alex and his friends each come up with new acts. Alex ends up doing trapeze tricks with Gia for his act. When they do get the contract, the group returns to New York, upsetting their new friends in the process. When they actually get back to the zoo, The gang finds that it is not as great as they remembered and decide that they would much rather join the circus and live with those animals from now on. The Zoosters however are knocked out by the animal control and put back in the zoo. The circus animals come and break them out however, and then Alex and his friends end up joining Circus Zaragoza for good.

The Madagascar Penguins in A Christmas CaperEditEdit

In The Penguins of Madagascar in A Christmas Caper, a stuffed animal Alex is seen briefly and its head is quickly dismembered by Nana's Poodle Mr. Chew. Alex has a small cameos with his friends celebrating Christmas and singing a version of "Jingle Bells" at the end.