As we’ve talked about before, the elephants love a good mud bath. The funny thing is that they often prefer smaller mud wallows or puddles to the larger ones. Sometimes it seems as though the smaller the better.
Since keeping cool is a sanctuary theme these days, Guillermina is splashing herself with some mud from a miniscule mud wallow, even though she has other options available to her. As she is busy having fun splashing around and getting a few good scratches in, Mara stands next to her, calmly enjoying some hay. It’s a positive step that Mara is eating so close to Guille; it shows that trust is growing between the two of them.