|“||Don't... call me "Kitty."||„|
|~ Shira to Diego|
Shira is the anti heronie of Ice Age: Continental Drift. She is a former pirate saber-toothed cat who becomes Diego's lover or wife in Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
She makes her first appearance in Ice Age: Continental Drift, when the pirates found the Herd on their "ship", Shira caught Diego's eye. After being left dead from her crew Manny, Diego, Sid, and Granny saved her from drowning. After being accidentaly pushed by Diego (due to Sid breaking their ice boat) begins to complain of not be able to make it back home on their boat but Shira reminds Diego that it was his fault that their ship was destoyed and both began to call each other names. Both stop after Manny yells land.
After finding land Shira escapes from the Herd but Diego managed to pinned her. Shira is seen locked up in a giant tree. Later that night Shira is approached by Diego whom brought water for her at first she refused it but changes her mind after Diego tells her to die of thirst. Shira questions Diego about being soft for a saber, than sees why he wasn't in a pack but Diego responds that he choose to leave his pack and Shira tells him that she too left her pack as well. After escaping from her prison Shira returns to her crew and tries to inform Gutt of the Herd, Shira finally realises that Diego is right about Gutt not having any loyalty for her. After pining Diego, he convinced her to be with him and join the Herd. Shira notices Gutt is right behind them; she push some ice to make sure Gutt dosen't make it to the Herd's new ship, Shira is left behind and stares at Diego, showing she is in love with him.
As the Herd is sailing home, Diego can not stop thinking about Shira and her safety and realising he too has fallen in love with her. Shira is seen fighting against her former crew and trying to save Ellie. When Gutt and his pirate crew are defeated; Shira asked Diego if she's still in his scurvy crew; Diego welcomes her and both Sabers stared at each other romantically and now are lovers
Ice Age: The Hidden Treasure
Shira's makes a small appearance nearly the end of the issue, as she is seen with the other members of the Herd shouting "surprise" to the opossom brothers and celebrating their birthday. Shira is seen next to Diego meaning that she and Diego are a couple.
Shira marries Diego and will have cubs with him.
At first, Shira appeared to be cold and gruff and she showed loyalty to those who helped her. Shira also shows a little immature behavior towards Diego calling him names but she also shows to be clever, smart, and not to be swayed by lies. After being caught by Diego for trying to escape and putting her in "jail" Shira's face shows a little sadness and loneliness but changes quickly to her aggressive and being sarcastically towards Diego. Later on she shows that she is very kind, brave and caring especially towards Diego. It is implied that her personality was stemmed during the fact that Gutt made her first mate after she left her pack.
- Shira is voiced by the actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.
- When Shira talks; like her voice actress you can hear her accent.
- It's clearly unknown if there will be a fifth Ice Age film but rumored has it that Diego and Shira will have a family of their own.
- If Shira is anything like the female Tigers of today; she will be pregnant for five and half months and may have one to six cubs.
- Shira's fur color is a combination both of a White tiger and a Snow leapord.
- Shira is the second female (Peaches) in the Herd to attract more than one male animal: Diego and Sid.
- Shira will appear in the next Ice Age comic book: The Hidden Treasure by Kaboom! Comics.
- Shira and Gutt's relationship is unknown.
- Shira is Diego's weakness because he has romantic feelings for her.
- Shira is one of the female characters to be self assured and have sarcastic sense of humor.