Mum's the word at the Zoo
Friday 7th May 2010
Mum's the word at the Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has a number of reasons to celebrate Mother’s Day this year with an abundance of first time mothers giving birth over the past few months!

The most recent mothers to give birth are two Eland females who now both have calves in tow.  Whilst the calves are a little shy at the moment and don’t venture too far from mum they are definitely cute additions to the herd.

Eland are the largest of the antelope species and are native to East and Southern Africa.

Both mothers and their calves are doing well.  It is great to see all of our mums doing the right things and being so competent in raising their offspring.