Moto Moto (voiced by in the film, Greg Eagles in the video game) is a big-bellied, handsome, muscular hippopotamus with a deep voice, whose main hobby is flirting with anything of the female species. Moto Moto is kind, big, chunky and charming. He is described by him as being "aggressive but friendly", and is the way the standard male hippo should look. In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, he falls for Gloria as a major plot boost. When they're dancing in a lake, Gloria realizes that Moto Moto only loves her because of her large body. Gloria breaks up with him as a result, though they remain friends.

Moto Moto means "Hot Hot" in Swahili.