Depending on the day and how they are feeling, the elephants will either spend time together or split up into groups. Sometimes the Powerpuff Girls will stick together while Maia and Guillermina have some time on their own. Other times it’s Guille and Bambi with Maia across the creek and Rana and Mara close. When checking on the observation cameras you can see anywhere from no elephants, to all 5 (save for Lady), or a mix of anywhere in between.
On this particular evening after dinner, there were five girls all standing near one another, and we rarely are able to catch them all in the same frame on camera. (From left to right: Mara, Bambi, Rana, Maia, and Guille) They were enjoying the rest of the hay before starting to graze in the evening air. You may notice that Guille is beginning to become more considerate of others’ space and food, which is a nice positive; Maia seems to be a calming influence and appears to be reinforcing some lessons with Guille – and we hope she will keep improving. It’s a testament to sanctuary that all (including Lady) can make these choices about who they want to share time with, or if they want to have some moments to themselves.