Elephant Diary

Can You Guess Guillermina’s Weight?

You may have noticed that Guillermina is a chunky girl; it’s hard not to spot, especially when she’s standing near any of the other elephants. It’s clear that she has quite a bit of weight to lose and, though she’s begun to get a tiny bit smaller, it will be…...

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Pocha Lets Guille Find Her Place

Both Guillermina and Pocha have been developing a friendship with Maia that is charming and, for the most part, relaxed. A few days ago, the three ladies were sharing the yards near the barn and had access to Yard 4. Sometimes all three of them would stand together, and other…...

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A Very Relaxed Hangout

Pocha and Guillermina have become much more relaxed around the other girls in the past few weeks. This short video shows the two of them spending time with the “Powerpuff Girls” in a group, and everyone has a nice, easy energy about them. You can see Rana, Mara, and Bambi…...

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Guillermina Shares Snacks With Maia

Guillermina had a teachable moment recently, when she walked away with some of Maia’s hay and received a gentle reprimand. This week, Pocha and Guillermina have been sharing yards with Bambi, Maia, Mara, and Rana –     so Guille now has opportunities to show the new social skills that…...

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Pocha is Excited… Then Not

Every evening at night feed, Pocha and Guillermina make a huge racket. Sometimes when they are finished, the “Powerpuff Girls” will respond from somewhere out in Yard 4. If the others are nearby, Pocha gets really excited and runs from the barn and toward the larger yard, where she knows…...

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Gentle Interactions Between Elephants

Pocha and Guillermina are moving forward in their relationships with the other girls at their own paces. Each day, we keep the gates to Yard 4 – where Bambi, Mara, Maia, and Rana spend their time – open to them, in case they feel up to visiting their new friends…...

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