A Large Giraffe
What Eats A Giraffe? Photo:Hans Hilawaert

What eats giraffes?

What does a giraffe eat?

Baby giraffes can be killed and eaten by hyenas. But the only animal that will kill and eat an adult giraffe is a lion.

However, lions do not often tackle giraffes because they are so large. One lucky kick by a giraffe’s long, powerful hind legs could cripple or kill a lion. So most lions prefer not to attack a full-grown giraffe unless they are able to sneak up on it while it is bending its long neck to the ground in order to get a drink of water.

And, what do giraffes eat? Giraffes are browsers, which means that they eat leaves and other vegetation.