Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed its fourth Eland calf in the past three months. Born on Friday 11 June 2010 this male calf is now coming out from its hiding place and mingling with the herd including the three other calves.
Once born female Eland will hide their offspring because in the wild they would be easy prey for animals such as Lions. The three week old calf is very healthy and is being tended to well by his experienced mother.
This recent birth means the herd has now grown to 19 in total, and it may not stop there with possibly more calves on the way this year.