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Giraffes are neutral beasts that are found in the Barrens in central Kalimdor and Sholazar Basin in western Northrend.

The barbaric centaur over-hunted giraffes for decades, but it was the tauren who saved this species from extinction.[1]



As a companion pet

Main article: Giraffe Calf

Giraffe Calves can be captured in pet battles in the Southern Barrens.

As a hunter pet

Main article: Stag#As a hunter pet

Giraffes are tamable by hunters as part of the stag family.

Notes and trivia

  • Giraffes in WoW use the exact same set of bleats as the Goatmen demons from Diablo II.
  • One of the forms that Elrodan can polymorph Aurosalia into is a giraffe.
  • There are no currently known quests that involve killing giraffes. This makes them somewhat unique.
  • Giraffe corpses are skinnable.

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Giraffes are graceful herbivores with long necks. They eat the leaves from the tops of trees. Giraffes are docile herbivores, but defend themselves with their hooves if attacked.[2]