I'm free! Thanks, guys. Ooh! Is that another acacia tree?
Shingo is an adult male giraffe.
When Kion and Bunga are playing Baobab Ball, they run alongside Shingo and his herd. The two friends leap into the air, and Shingo watches their progress, even bumping the ball with his snout when it soars toward him.
During a flood, Bunga gets an idea to dam up Lake Kiziwa. After the plan works, Shingo and Thurston approach, complimenting Bunga on his wisdom. While the animals are talking, the dam begins to leak, and Bunga blocks it up with a stick, once more impressing Shingo and Thurston.
Later that day, Shingo appears standing in line to get advice from Bunga the Wise. He tells Bunga that the other animals believe he is stuck-up because his head is so high in the sky and wonders what he can do to fix the problem. Bunga simply tells him to tie a knot in his neck. Satisfied, Shingo leaves.
When Bunga gathers an entourage of followers, Shingo joins in, singing Bunga's praises alongside the other Pride Landers. The rest of the Lion Guard approaches, and Kion tells Bunga that he gives bad advice, to which Shingo gasps in horror. Timon reminds Kion that the dam had been Bunga's idea, and Shingo whoops with approval. However, the dam breaks before their eyes, and the Pride Landers flee for cover.
Alongside the other panicked animals, Shingo follows the Lion Guard into a canyon, where the group is trapped at a dead-end. Shingo turns to Bunga for advice, but Bunga admits that he does not know what to do and asks Kion for help. Thinking quickly, Kion uses the Roar of the Elders to direct the floodwaters backward and save the trapped animals.
After the water is pushed back, Shingo joins the other Pride Landers at the new water hole the flood has created.
Shingo is grazing peacefully when a group of children pretending to be hyenas frighten him into thinking that hyenas are attacking. He cowers alongside the other Pride Landers until the Lion Guard announces that it had been a false alarm.
Not long after this, Shingo and several other animals come before Beshte, expressing their worries about the hyenas. Beshte reassures the animals that they are safe, but Thurston declares that zebras are the tastiest animals in the Pride Lands, to which Shingo rolls his eyes.
Ono informs the Lion Guard that Shingo is stuck in a tree in Ukuni Woods. The Lion Guard sets out to free Shingo, whose neck is stuck in the branches of an acacia tree. Bunga climbs up the trunk and carefully pries Shingo's neck and tongue free, allowing him to escape the branches of the acacia. Once free, Shingo proceeds to graze on another acacia tree.
Shingo and the other giraffes are unable to access their water hole when it is blocked off by boulders. The Lion Guard arrives to help, and Shingo and Twiga laugh at Ono for his missing crest feathers. After Beshte clears the boulders, Shingo goes to drink the water.
Shingo appears during the musical sequence "Big Bad Kenge".
Shingo and his herd get in an argument with Vuruga Vuruga's herd over Big Springs due to a severe drought. Kion defuses the situation. Later, Shingo and his herd travels to Dhahabu Grove, where they can access drinking water.
Shingo appears during the musical sequence "The Faster I Go".
After Ma Tembo's herd is ousted from Kilio Valley from a fire, Kion requests that the herd temporarily stay with Twiga and her giraffes. At first, Shingo is receptive to the elephants staying in his home, but once they start eating entire branches off of the trees, both Shingo and Twiga appeal to Kion to take them elsewhere.
Shingo looks near-identical to his fellow giraffes. His fur is pale brown and dotted with orange spots, and he has a brown mane that extends up his neck. His muzzle is dark brown, and his eyes are brown.
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|Season 1 of The Lion Guard|
|Previous Season||"Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots":||"The Rise of Makuu":||"Bunga the Wise":||"Can't Wait to be Queen":||"Eye of the Beholder":||"The Kupatana Celebration":|
|"Fuli's New Family":||"The Search for Utamu":||"Follow that Hippo!":||"The Call of the Drongo":||"Paintings and Predictions":||"The Mbali Fields Migration":||"Bunga and the King":|
|"The Imaginary Okapi":||"Too Many Termites":||"The Trouble with Galagos":||"Janja's New Crew":||"Baboons!":||"Beware the Zimwi":||"Lions of the Outlands":|
|"Never Roar Again":||"The Lost Gorillas":||"The Trail to Udugu":||"Ono's Idol":||"Beshte and the Hippo Lanes":||"Ono the Tickbird":||Next Season|
|Season 2 of The Lion Guard|
|Previous Season||"Babysitter Bunga":||"The Savannah Summit":||"The Traveling Baboon Show":||"Ono and the Egg":||"The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar":||"Let Sleeping Crocs Lie":|
|"Swept Away":||"Rafiki's New Neighbors":||"Rescue in the Outlands":||"The Ukumbusho Tradition":||"The Bite of Kenge":||"Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas":||"The Morning Report":|
|"The Golden Zebra":||"The Little Guy":||"Divide and Conquer":||"The Scorpion's Sting":||"The Wisdom of Kongwe":||"The Kilio Valley Fire":||"Undercover Kinyonga":|