Due to the length of their necks, giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. They are herbivores that feed on shrubs, leaves, fruit, and other plant matter. They may eat up to 75 pounds of plants each day. They are ruminants, meaning they possess more than one stomach. Female giraffes give birth standing up, and their young are able to stand within a half hour.
Masai giraffes live in social groups known as herds, including herds made up of young males or young males and older females.
The giraffes depicted in The Lion King franchise are likely Masai giraffes(Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi). They have pale bodies that are usually a light shade of brown, including tan or buff. Their coats are marked with jaggedly-shaped patterns, shaped rather like stars or oak leaves, that are darker in color, with dominant male giraffes typically bearing the darkest spots. Giraffes have very long necks, short bodies, and exceptionally thin legs for an animal of their size. Their tongues are blue-black, though those in The Lion Guard have pink tongues. They have a pair of ossicones on their head, with the females' being covered in hair and the males' being bare.
Appearances in Fanfictions
Here are all the fanfictions that this animal makes an appearance in that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes giraffes, add it to this list.
- The Lion Guard: A Celebration to Remember
- The Lion Guard: Defending The Pridelands
- The Lion Guard: Celebrating Kupatana
- The Lion Guard: Another Kupatana Celebration
- The Lion Guard: An Important Celebration
- The Lion Guard: A Special Event
- The Lion Guard: A Wonderful Celebration
- The Lion Guard: A Joyous Occasion
- The Lion Guard: An Important Event
- The Lion Guard: An Amazing Day
- The Lion Guard: A Memorable Celebration
- The Lion Guard: A Wonderful Event
- The Lion Guard: A Perfect Celebration
- The Lion Guard: A Momentous Occasion
- The Lion Guard: A Special Celebration
- The Lion Guard: A Wonderful Occasion
- The Lion Guard: The Kumbuka Celebration
- The Lion Guard: Helping A Friend
- The Lion Guard: Protecting Twiga
- The Lion Guard: Helping Shingo
- The Lion Guard: Protecting Juhudi
- Legends of the Lion Guard: Protectors of the Pride Lands
- Zira's Revenge
- Saving Juhudi
Giraffes on the Wiki
All fanon giraffes on the wiki can be found here.
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