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Giraffes (scientific name Giraffa camelopardalis) are creatures that appear in The Lion King movies and franchise.

Appearance

The giraffes seen in The Lion King franchise are most likely Masai giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) where they reside in Kenya and Tanzania which is where African lions reside in. If so, those giraffes have usually long legs, and a long neck with special valves used to control the flow of blood to the head. Their pelt coat is covered in irregular star-shaped patches, and are buff-colored below the knee.[1]

Information

The Lion King

During the "opening sequence", a giraffe calf and an adult are seen heading towards Pride Rock and watch other animals do the same, causing the giraffes to join in. Later on, red giraffes later reappear in "I Just Can't Wait to be King" when Simba is bouncing on each other, and rolls down a giraffe's neck declaring he's "standing in spotlight". After the song ended, a giraffe was eating leaves as Zazu muffled when a rhino crushed him. Giraffes were seen again in the song, "Hakuna Matata" and flee from the flatulence caused by Pumbaa. Finally, the giraffes appeared near the end of the film during the presentation of Simba and Nala's newborn cub.


Gallery of Giraffes From the Franchise

  • A giraffe calf during "Circle of Life"
  • Two giraffes heading to Pride Rock
  • Giraffes, elephants, and zebras bow before baby Simba
  • Giraffes during "I Just Can't Wait to be King"
  • A giraffe at the beginning of "Simba's Pride"
  • Giraffes, oryxes, and okapis celebrate Kiara's birth
  • Simba and young Kiara run past giraffes, zebras, and gazelles
  • Giraffes, ostriches, zebras, and rhinos dance in "Upendi"
  • Giraffes before the song "Not One Of Us"
  • Giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, rhinos, and birds nearly trample Pumbaa and Timon
  • Giraffes bow from Pumbaa's smell
  • Two giraffes and a cheetah from the Broaday Show















Gallery of Real-Life Giraffes

  • A giraffe running
  • Giraffe vs spotted hyenas
  • Giraffe drinking
  • Giraffe with calf
  • Giraffe kicking a buffalo
  • Giraffes browsing
  • Four Rothschild's Giraffes
  • A reticulated giraffe calf
  • A giraffe at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park
  • A giraffe vs a team of lionesses
  • A giraffe being pursued by a leopard
  • A lioness chasing a giraffe














References

  1. Masai Giraffe Information. Angelfire.com.
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