Four-Wheeler Fun

Pocha and Guillermina are big fans of the 4-wheelers. Their reactions are those of excitement and positivity, and not fear or hesitation. The sight or sound of them is an excuse for a trumpet/vocalization party almost every time the vehicles come to and leave the barn area. In this video, Scott is putting some hay out in the habitat for the two and, when they notice the 4-wheeler in Yard 2, they quickly leave the barn and head that way. 

The clip is a good demonstration of the two main speeds of Pocha and Guillermina – snoozing and almost running. Both girls move very quickly, even with their small movements when they are inside the barn. They aren’t moving in an aggressive way; they are just really fast with their motions – Guille more so than Pocha. We will work with her on shifting that a little bit, to try and help her become more aware of the space her body occupies and those around it. 

But as you can see, when the girls decide they are ready to move – they have no problem getting where they want to go, and quickly.


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    katherine says

    amazed by their speed and mobility. such good news

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    Nan Beale says

    Beautiful to see them so happy. Love them

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    Holly O'Brien says

    I don’t personally know any of you but I sure do love you all and thank you for what you are doing!!!
    I wish I lived closer
    Eugene, Or is a long way from GSE but you all are close in my heart
    My mom is getting dementia and I have been sharing updates on Pocha and Guillermina with her. She really lights up when I show her the videos and has been asking about the elephants…

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      Sara says

      How lovely. Thank you for sharing that. It’s so meaningful to know that the elephants bring healing to others. We appreciate your support.

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    Patricia says

    OMG, they are so incredibly cute!!! I love them so much! It’s so wonderful that they are at sanctuary at last. Their vocalizations are priceless–I wish I spoke elephant!

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    Keryma Franco says

    Pocha y Guille desde que llegaron al Santuario viven en una permanente fiesta. Viva la libertad de estas muchachas, gracias por tan bella labor

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    John says

    Oh wow, it’s so fascinating to watch them adapt and react to these new experiences with each passing day.

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    Susy says

    En cada video observo el amor y el cuidado con el que tratan a las gorditas…que alegría y tranquilidad siento de saber que están libres pero protegidas. Las amo y les agradezco.

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    Anita J says

    That was such fun to watch…:-))) another small, but very significant insight to their new lives..:-))….It is very obvious they love that small 4wheeler… The speeds with which those two are moving are amazing! and so so funny!..:-)) And I am so happy to know they are already exploring all three yards made available to them…so so much space! Just for them….amazing…..THANK YOU….xoxox

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