Guille is slowly learning how to give the other elephants sufficient room to eat during their snack times. We intentionally spread out their food so that everyone has something to look for and enjoy, and to avoid as much sharing as possible. The other girls have learned to keep an eye out for any trunk seeking extra snacks.
Here you can see that Guillermina takes a large bite of her hay and chews it quickly, as she turns around to walk towards Rana and Bambi, who are also eating. Rana anticipates Guille’s tactics and turns her body – and her food – in the opposite direction, which sends a message to Guille: eyes on your own pile of hay. It’s a gradual process, but progress is being made as Guillermina grows and learns more about how to live healthily in a herd setting.