Pet Battle: [9-10] Southern Barrens
Shakes head and idles about.
Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)
Can be found with groups of roaming Dusthoof Giraffe.
100% Hit Chance
Stomps the enemy, dealing 330.96 to 496.44 Critter damage.
100% Hit Chance
Starts a stampede, causing 177 Critter damage.
Opponents struck by the stampede take double damage for 2 rounds.
Stampede continues for 3 rounds.
Fills the area with peace, causing your active pet to restore 197 health every round.
Lasts 2 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.
You endure, preventing your health from being reduced below 1 health until the end of the next round.
Pets affected by Survival will survive an Apocalypse.
Deals 591 Beast damage and has a 25% chance to stun the target.
Sings an inspiring song, which restores 295 health to all allies.
Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.
50% from Mechanical abilities
33% from Humanoids abilities
Since patch 6.2, the spawn pattern has changed. I have seen 2 Giraffe Calves spawn now with no adult Giraffes nearby. (I was fighting other pets in the area when they spawned, so I know it wasn't a case of a Calf leftover after the adult died.) It seems to be that any of the battle pet spawns in the appropriate areas has a chance to be a Giraffe Calf.
I noticed right away these little guys hang out with the Barrens Giraffe. I found it much easier with them to make a macro /target Barrens Giraffe and spam it as I flew around. When you target a group of them you'll most likely find a calf running alongside! :D
I followed someone's excellent advice about creating a DK on a low population Role Playing server. Leveled her to 60 so she could fly. It took a little time investment, but is paying off beautifully for pets such as this one and others as well (Minfernal, etc). The pets are just sitting there waiting for you to scoop 'em up!
Looked in the afternoon/evening found nothing. At 8:06am saw 3 Barren Giraffes/2 calfs (poor/BB) in the group (wowhead indicates Barren Giraffes are found in Northen Barrens...this is not correct as these were in Southern Barrens) "wandering" from the north side of Desolation Hold (40,67) to the Horde defense barricades at Battlescar (44,66). 15 mins after captuing these 2...no other calfs spawned. Found a solo calf at 46, 66 at 08:26 (poor/BB). These may only spawn in morning.
Just got one at 43,43 (ish) 12:40 server time.
i dont know if it was luck or random but i killed all the giraffes i saw in the area, and not long after doing that around the vendetta height area, I got one. Poor quality, but i'll just buy a rare upgrade for it. :D
Got one at 10 pm. This was my great white whale. I had been looking for one for at least 6 months. Got my Unborn Val'kyr in like 2 or 3 days, but this damned thing was so elusive.
Saw 2, at night, one with a lone giraffe and the other was all by himself.
Couldn't find any on Bladefist, relm hopped to Stormreaver and found a rare at Foward Command as soon as I phased in. =)
On Shadowmoon I couldn't find any giraffe calves so I switched over to Feathermoon. Second group I found has two giraffe calves. I grab one of them for battle and the companion pet is a rare Emerald Boa, my other hard to find above grey pet. GAHH!! I decide to grab the giraffe. After winning that battle I battle the 2nd calf and it is also a rare but with a poor Emerald Boa. Double GAH!! But I have my rare Giraffe Calf. I will continue my search for the Emerald Boa later.
Squeeee!! Thanks to your all comments (and a little luck) I started running circles around Forward Command. First I killed all the lone giraffes. Then I got bored and just slaughtered everything around me. About 10 minutes later I got an uncommon giraffe calf! Woot! Thanks everyone!
Found two as soon as I got there - the first (poor) wandering around Forward Command. The second (uncommon) a little below Fort Triumph running around with a herd of adult giraffes!
On Tichondrius at about 11:00 PM server time and I was the only one there. <3
While flying over Southern Barrens I saw quite a few of these guys. Around 9:15 am server time in these locations - just west of Fort Triumph 2 of them following 2 big giraffes, just east of Vendetta Point, and by the little tents on the map of Forward Command, 2 north of Bael Modan following 2 big giraffes. First one I had was an uncommon that I killed on accident. Then saw 5 poors and finally another uncommon that I'm happy with for now. Happy hunting!
After spending a few days in/out of the Southern Barrens I have a good report on this animal; there is only one calf generated every 2+ hours and it appears North of Master Pet Tamer Cassandra Kaboom and South of the Overgrowth. Be very careful as it is a low level pet, I killed the first one I assure all by accident...I was heartbroken! There are players who stop by but I didn't see anyone hanging around like I was...it is an EXCELLENT FIGHTER :) Happy Hunting
Pet tracker shows these all around Southern Barrens. I just flew the whole thing, caught 2 poor cheetah cubs in the north, saw no Giraffe calves.
On return south, saw a group of 3 full size Giraffes with a Calf pet following at (46,84), northwest of Bael Modan. It was a poor, but I caught it anyway just in case. On Kael/thas at about 8PM server time.
I consider myself very lucky, because at the second attempt I succesfully caught a rare one in Arathor-EU at server time 9:20. Two of them are just wondered near Vendetta Point (42,42). :)
Guess what? I found one! 3:30 am . Southern Barrens, was flying around and saw the usual adders and what not and all of a sudden there it was! Poor but hay after several months of looking I'll take it. Don't give up looking you will find one!
I'm curious if anyone has ever found this one as a *secondary* pet in a battle. Since it's so hard to find straight up, I wasn't sure if it ever spawned as a second.
(Didn't want to spend my hours trying, if it was a no-go!)
Took approximately 4 hours of killing all the giraffes as they spawned. Finally showed up with Barrens Giraffe patrolling group 44,66.
2:33pm Server - Shadowsong
Found a Common one of these tonight in the general area of 48.0 - 77.0
I can confirm what many of the other posts say; they are definitely few and far between! If you don't have a flying mount, I would recommend leaving this one for later or just enjoy the thought that you might happen across one while leveling a young character. :)
Spent an hour looking for one of these. Came back after the daily reset (5 am realm time). Found one, but only one. Mostly it's adders and prairie dogs in this area.
LOL, never even heard of this one and coinsidently just saw one while flying over the barrens i flew down and cought it right away and it was even a rare =) not bad