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Meet Naboo, the giraffe who bonded with Ellie in The Last of Us Season 1 finale



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HBO’s The Last of Us completed a highly successful first season on Sunday, with a shocking and emotional twist that made the viewers question their own morality. Game veterans were especially happy because a number of scenes from the game were faithfully brought to life in the series, including a scenic beauty that involved Ellie seeing a giraffe for the first time.

Was the giraffe that was used in The Last of Us real?

A number of sequences on the set were CGI, but fans would be surprised to know that the giraffe Ellie and Joel met was indeed a real one. In the bonus featurette that was released after the season finale, which brings out everything that the cast and the crew did to make the show, it was revealed that the giraffe who interacted with Ellie and warmed her up after her traumatic experience was not CGIed. The giraffe is named Naboo, and was borrowed from the Alberta zoo.

How did they train Naboo, the giraffe, on the set of The Last of Us?

Naboo would be brought onto the set to interact with the cast and the crew, and then slowly moved into an enclosure surrounded by green screens after he grew more comfortable. He grew very close to both Bella Ramsey (Ellie) and Pedro Pascal (Joel), who regularly fed and talked to him on the set. Bella goes on to describe her experience playing with Naboo as a spiritual one, and calls him a gentle giant.

What can we expect from The Last of Us Season 2?

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Showrunner Craig Mazin teased the reporters about what’s to come in Season 2, “Sometimes it will be different radically and sometimes it will be barely different at all, but it’s going to be different and it will be its own thing. It won’t be exactly like the game. It will be the show that Neil and I want to make. We are making it with Bella.”

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.

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