This morning, Guillermina appeared a little bit “off” for some reason. She didn’t seem to be her exuberant self and was not calm and relaxed. It’s very possible that some tapirs or other animals came through the habitat during the night, which may have startled her and interrupted her sleep.
Perhaps because she was unsettled, she looked for Bambi, possibly to find comfort in a friend. Bambi doesn’t always appreciate when Guille is particularly needy. If, for example, Bambi is getting foot treatments and Guillermina is standing nearby, Bambi might get frustrated. She wants her special time for foot care and treats, and doesn’t want another elephant to take attention away from her.
Still, Bambi allowed Guille to stay close to her until Guille became more comfortable throughout the day. It seemed as though Bambi wanted to put her friend at ease, so they spent several hours together during the afternoon.
Photo of Guillermina