At the end of most days, once the elephants have received their meals, Guillermina will check in with everybody – mostly being nosy and looking for extra food – but then get bored. She usually heads for the pond; the others aren’t particularly interested in an evening splash, so it tends to be a party of one.
One day this week, Bambi left Mara to watch Guille play in the pond. It was almost as though she wanted to check in on the youngster to make sure everything was okay. For a few moments, it looked like Bambi was going to also get in the pond, but eventually decided against it. So, she just stood at the edge and kept an eye on Guille.
A few minutes later, Pocha walked over and stood on the side of the pond opposite Bambi to watch Guillermina. After Guille finished playing, she left the pond near where her mother was standing and Bambi went back to Mara’s side. Though Bambi can be stern with Guille at times, she is still clearly intrigued by having such a silly, kid-like presence around. She seems curious about Guillermina and keeps an eye on what she’s doing. Perhaps Bambi thought that adult supervision was needed at the moment but, once Pocha arrived, her babysitting hours were over and she returned to the herd.
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Melinda saysJuly 28, 2022 at 2:10 pm
That’s such an adorable post! It’s like the eles know what they’ve missed all their lives, and are making up for lost time! Guille is the kid, although she really isn’t, and the others include one mom and the rest nannies. They are creating the traditional female elephant herd!
Nancy saysJuly 28, 2022 at 2:11 pm
What a Lucky Elephant!
Pam saysJuly 28, 2022 at 2:16 pm
Thanks for this update! I love learning about their evening rituals. And this video … the angle of the sun is magical, and seeing Guille and Bambi so relaxed and enjoying each other’s presence does the heart good.
Patricia Aguilar saysJuly 28, 2022 at 2:16 pm
From following elephant rescue sites in Africa I have come to understand that elephants have a strong drive to nanny younger elephants. Perhaps this is an example.
Sara saysJuly 28, 2022 at 2:22 pm
It may be. We will continue to watch and see.
Kayle Luthey saysJuly 28, 2022 at 2:18 pm
Sara, your command of language is beyond unbelievable. I so thoroughly enjoy your ever-so-perceptive descriptions of everything that goes on at sanctuary. Your commentaries allow me to believe I’m actually there, watching it all. Thank you.
Sara saysJuly 28, 2022 at 2:22 pm
How lovely of you! I get help, of course, from Scott and Kat. They tell me wonderful stories and that makes all the difference.
John saysJuly 28, 2022 at 2:33 pm
Awww…. Guille is making friends. For some reason this really gets me in the heart. Good for her, and Bambi of course!
Cathe Cracknell saysJuly 28, 2022 at 2:36 pm
I do think Bambi was making sure the youngster was not in danger. It is so sweet to see how elephants care for each other! If only humans cared half as much for fellow humans. Our planet would be a much better place!
Julie saysJuly 28, 2022 at 4:43 pm
Guille’s so silly. She brings life and light into Bambi’s life, just like my granddaughter does 🙂
Sherry saysJuly 28, 2022 at 9:40 pm
Yes, the eles do care for each other. They love their families. I love the eles!♥️
Anita J saysJuly 30, 2022 at 10:50 pm
All your posts are just wonderful! My happy start for every day! Guille has so many willing babysitters now! And it gives Pocha time to breath, relax and enjoy herself….first time in over 23 years! Love this video so much. When you have more time could you please upload more of your videos to your channel on youtube? It is easier to share with family and friends who do not use social media at all (I share via whatsup). THANK YOU!
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