PHOTOS: Eland Calf Joins the Rest of the Herd in the Kilimanjaro Safaris Savanna

Earlier today, a young eland named Doppler officially made his debut onto the Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Doppler was born roughly two months ago on the heels of Hurricane Dorian. His name was inspired by his post-storm arrival.

The Mom and her baby spent the morning exploring and playing on the savanna, and the young calf was eager to meet some of his new neighbors.


Since his birth, Doppler has been bonding with his mom, Clover, in a backstage habitat and he’s been growing quickly. Doppler was nearly 70 pounds at birth, and he’s already almost doubled his weight in just two months.


While he will continue to nurse for the next couple of months, Doppler has developed quite an appetite for some of his favorite new foods – lettuce, carrots, and sweet potatoes. When he’s fully grown, Doppler will stand about 8-feet-tall and his legs will be powerful enough for him to jump that high too.


Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the newest addition to the herd on your next adventure on Kilimanjaro Safaris!

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