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.
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.
Fanon Giraffes on the Wiki
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Appearances in Fanfictions
A list of fanfictions in which giraffes appear that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes giraffes, add it to this list.
- The Lion Guard: Questioning The Past
- The Lion Guard: Wisdom Of The Ancestors
- The Lion Guard: Love Always Finds a Way
- The Lion Guard: Memories of the Past
- The Lion Guard: A Celebration to Remember
- The Lion Guard: Defending The Pridelands
- The Lion Guard: Another Kupatana Celebration
- The Lion Guard: Helping A Friend