Guillermina Can Be Silly

Here, Bambi, Mara, Rana, Maia, and Guillermina were all spending time together snacking. You can see the camera pan to Guille, who is eating from her pile of hay. Mara approaches her, seemingly without hesitation, but does take an extra trunkful of hay – stocking up just in case.

Guillermina makes her way to Bambi, who is standing to the side. Guille occasionally tests Bambi to see if she wants to play and she seemed to want to give that a try. Guillermina makes a little noise that generally seems to signal something like, “Aren’t I cute?” which she used to do to her mother often when she was about to do something naughty. As she vocalizes, she backs into Bambi as her colorful way of saying hi and testing to see if Bambi is interested in engaging with her. This is something we’ve seen elephants do many times before and, in this case, it’s a playful thing. Bambi is almost always accepting these moments, which are good for Guille, because it allows her to express the silly, young part of herself. 

Once Guillermina notices the 4-wheeler stopped at a distance, we decide to head out to avoid interfering with their meal time. A curious Guille follows along for a moment, before deciding to head back to the others.


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    Beji says

    That’s is pretty darn cute…

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    Patricia says

    It doesn’t get any cuter than that! xoxoxo

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    Alejandra Enquin says

    Que momentos tan lindos en la manada y Guillermina es mas tierna!! Y adorable nena que en su corazon siempre sera pequeña y juguetona🙏🥰🐘😘

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    Johnny says

    Amazing. I think of frightened Bambi back at the zoo (which is where I first came in contact with G.S.E.) and look at how different her life is now. And she has friends like Guille to play with. Fantastic!

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    Terry says

    You guys certainly take great videos!!! I look forward to your post daily along with watching these amazing girls!

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    Audrey says

    Fabulous video of very happy elephants 🐘🐘🐘

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