Giraffes were large mammals that lived during the ice ages.
Herbivorous mammals, giraffes had long ears and snouts, short horns, long tails and legs and short necks. When they obtained long necks, they presumably used them to change their feeding from shrubs to trees.
Giraffes once lived on the continent Pangaea, on plains untouched by the frosts of the ice ages, and were once short-necked animals that fed off bushes and shrubs: their long necks were obtained when a saber-toothed squirrel named Scrat had ended up in the Earth's core and began the continental shift, which separated the land that would one day become Africa from the rest of the world, which caused the land to split in two, causing giraffes that were grazing on shrubs on either side of the divide to suddenly sprout long necks, much to their confusion.
- Scrat's Continental Crack-up (First appearance)
- Ice Age: Continental Drift
- Ice Age Village
- Ice Age Adventures