Giraffe Eastern Symbolism

The followers of Confucius in China regard a giraffe as a lucky sign. However, giraffe symbolism took on a new meaning as a result of Zheng He (the Chinese Admiral who aided to establish China’s superpower status in the East).

On his return journey, Zheng He brought back a giraffe. The giraffe came to symbolize China’s tremendous might, which prompted the foreign wonderland to stand up.

The giraffe is still a potent symbol in China today, representing Africa and the long historical ties between the two countries. The Japanese word for “giraffe” is kirin, which comes from modern Japanese.

giraffe in nature