Rico is the ultimate loose cannon and has (literally) internalized his role as demolitions expert. He has an entire munitions department in his gut and the remarkable ability to "retrieve" on demand the appropriate bomb or any number of useful items. Can opener? Fishing poll? 10,000 ball bearings? Bass guitar? Got it.
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private seem like regular zoo penguins, but they're really an elite strike force with a secret headquarters who want order! And King Julien, self-proclaimed "King of the Lemurs," wants to change that.