“The Last of Us” fans are talking about a new stand-out actor in the season finale — a giraffe from the Calgary Zoo might be shopping for an agent after making its acting debut!
TMZ has learned the giraffe used in the episode is a 13-year-old bull Masai giraffe who normally resides in the Canadian zoo, where goes by “Nabo” … and his big moment on camera came in a pivotal scene.
Diehard fans of the post-apocalyptic series will recognize the scene as a recreation from the original video game — Joel played, by Pedro Pascal, and Ellie, played by Bella Ramsey, stumble upon the beautiful creature, and it becomes a moment of pure bliss.
We’re told Nabo is one of many giraffes at the Calgary Zoo, but he is the tallest resident to roam the establishment … so, maybe that’s why he got the nod.
He seemed to be a star in the making because his birth was well-documented and celebrated back in 2015 at the zoo.
nothing just pedro pascal and bella ramsey with a real giraffe on the set of the last of us pic.twitter.com/Kb4KCz7i3b
— grace dante (@misslefroy) March 13, 2023
Our sources say the scene was actually filmed at the zoo, which makes sense, considering the show is mainly filmed in Alberta, Canada.
We can assume their new costar made it a breeze for Pedro and Bella to get into character for the scene.
As for whether Nabo nailed his cameo … we’re told he was “head and shoulders” above the other actors.