We’ve had a number of really nice rain storms lately which, as you know, make the elephants happy. Rain means mud and mud can often bring out silly behavior in the girls. That was the case on this day with Guillermina.
The video, taken from one of our observation cameras, has no sound. But you can still see how Guille is embracing some playful moments during the shower. She lays down and gets lots of good mud squishing done, really leaning into it on her side – even making sure to get her face nice and muddy. After standing up to give herself a little bath, she returns to her comfortable sitting position, scratching her bum and just generally embracing an afternoon of fun, as any 24-year old elephant should.