Gloria is a female hippopotamus with sassy and attitude, but can be sweet mostly, who resided in the Central Park Zoo as an attraction, all the while being good friends with Alex, Marty, and Melman. She is the tritagonist of the films. As a hippopotamus, Gloria had a passive nature when it came to most problems, and served as the voice of reason for her friends. she once ended up on madagascar, and helped saved it from the villain leagers. Gloria expresses a desire to join in the zoo breeding program, in the hopes of finding a boyfriend. When the animals crash land in Africa, she once nearly fell in love with Moto Moto (in translation, it's "Hot Hot") which tested the friendship between Melman (who was secretly in love with gloria) causing him to finally admit his fellings. later that day, he offered to sacrivive himself to the volcano in hopes of getting water for the animals, when Gloria finally admited it, Melman had fate again, and the two became insepratable. she is like that aserrive but fair sister to the louge, usually offen to keep unnessersary fights in the louge, if Crane or Viper don't already got it covered.