Guillermina Gently Grazes

As Guillermina learns how to be calmer around some of the older elephants, she is getting better at creating an atmosphere that’s a little bit slower at times. Here, she stands next to Bambi, Mara, and Rana who are all grazing. Guille takes a few moments to dust herself with a sizable amount of dirt, as the other ladies’ tails swish back and forth. 


After coating herself fully in sand and dirt, Guillermina finds a bite of hay to hurriedly put in her mouth. She then decides that grazing might be a more delicious option and walks toward the camera to find the right patch of green. You can hear the stalks of grass being torn as she uses her trunk to search the ground and skillfully pick just the right pieces. All the while, her energy remains easy and she never seems to interrupt the mood of the group.


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    Patricia says

    Oh, Guille! What an adorable girl you are! What a lovely day—it warms my heart that you and your friends enjoy it so much. You look beautiful. 😘😘😘

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    Julie says

    Awww! Guille just fits right in now to the slow and delicious vibe of the sanctuary. I’m impressed with her grass grazing skills. She had to have learned that new skill since being at sanctuary, right?

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      Sara says

      We’ve found that elephants have an innate sense of what to do in natural settings. Just as when she and Pocha knew to dust when they first arrived, Guille seemed to know what to do here.

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    Terry says

    In the short time our youngster has been at sanctuary, she has turned her light on, even after the passing of her mother. As the herd helps and supports Guille, she had done the same for them. It is wonderful to watch!!!

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