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Herd Animal

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 174

Creatures in "Herd Animal" Category

NameCR
Antelope1/2
Aurochs2
Bison4
Camel1
Elk1
Giraffe3
Ram1
River Elk2
Stag1

Herd Animal, Giraffe

This animal, covered in a spotted pattern, has a disproportionately long neck that allows it to tower over other animals.

Giraffe CR 3

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 150
XP 800
N Huge animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8

Defense

AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +6 natural, –2 size)
hp 30 (4d8+12)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +2

Offense

Speed 50 ft.
Melee 2 hooves +6 (1d8+5), slam +1 (1d8+2)
Space 15 ft., Reach 10 ft.

Statistics

Str 20, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 7
Base Atk +3; CMB +10; CMD 22 (26 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Run
Skills Perception +8

Ecology

Environment warm plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–10)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Natural Weapons (Ex) A giraffe’s hoof attacks are primary attacks and its slam attack is a secondary attack.

Description

These long-necked animals roam across plains in loose-knit groups, grazing on the upper reaches of acacia trees. Giraffes usually avoid conflict. However, when its young are threatened or if the giraffe is cornered, it attacks ruthlessly, striking with its powerful hooves. Giraffes rarely use their necks to make slam attacks unless they are fighting among themselves as part of their mating displays.

A giraffe is between 16 and 20 feet tall and weighs 3,500 pounds.