The relationships of Private from the Madagascar franchise.

Family skipper little brother Edit

Uncle NigelEdit

(Uncle; TV Series)

Private loves his uncle Nigel very much, and he appears to be his only biological relative ever known. He was the first to know his uncle was a secret agent trying to find the Red Squirrel. At first, he thinks his uncle is insane, just like Agent Rockgut from "The Red Squirrel". However, Private believes Nigel when he sees Red for himself and tried to convince Skipper, Rico, and Kowalski that his uncle beat the Red Squirrel. Nigel believes that Private is tough and only acts like a buffoon in front of enemies.

Private lets his uncle leave with this impression and stops Skipper from telling Nigel that Private actually is a softy. 


(Adoptive Brother)

Private values Kowalski as his elder brother and looks up to him as a hero (according to "Raccoon Unmasked")


(Adoptive Brother) best brother adopted little brother and brothers teammates skipper is an older brother and son father figure to private some times treat private like a baby private tries desperately to show skipper he is more than the cute little guy doth love each other friends and little soldier little brother little son teammates traveling together.


(Adoptive Brother)

Friends Edit


(Friend; TV series)

Marlene is one of Private's closest friends and value each other. Inf act, she sometimes acts as an older sister figure to Private, such as helping him get over his fear of badgers.

Hunter Edit

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Private held by Hunter above an ocean filled with leopard seals

Private once saved a young, female leopard seal named Hunter after she was caught in a net by Cecil and Brick. However, he is at first terrified of her, but Private later learns to like her as  a friend. However, Skipper, Rico and Kowalski disapprove about their friendship and sling her from a slingshot to a nearby ocean. To the horror of his older brothers, Private jumped onto the slingshot with Hunter, knowing she wouldn't make it on her own. Hunter also protects him from the other leopard seals

Their signature move is when Hunter has Private hop in her mouth and she begins shaking him like a wild animal; however, unknown to the both of them, this is usually what a leopord seal does to tenderize the meat before they eat the penguin. 

They briefly drift away, but Private helps Hunter save her father and say farewell to each other. 

Romantic Relationships Edit

Cupid Edit

(Love interest in Merry Madagascar)

A female reindeer whom Private immediately falls in love with upon seeing her.

This is a forbidden romance because Christmas reindeer and penguins are natural enemies because of Santa's choice from moving to the North Pole instead of the south Pole. Both their families despise the relationship, particularly Private's oldest brother Skipper, who even slapped him out of daze for Cupid. Before an actual romance, Private and Cupid depart, but not before saying goodbye to each other. Their relationship somewhat resembled to that of Romeo and Juliet.

Shawna Edit

(Love interest in season 2)

Private later falls in love with a human intern named Shawna. He gets himself injured every time just to go visit her.  Eventually, the others find out and Private later asks if they ever been in love, and they respond to how it felt like. However, seeing he is an animal and she was a human, this would never have been seen through. Private later chooses his brothers over love.