Guillermina Gets Startled

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


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    Tammy says

    Awwww now that’s true friendship 💕😙💞

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    Melinda says

    Poor “little” Guille! So happy Bambi could help her through a hard time. Hope she will be back to her happy go lucky self very soon!

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    Maureen says

    Aww, Guille wasn’t being “needy” for no reason if she was genuinely startled. Glad Bambi let her hang out with her for the day. Guille is actually still just a kid so some reassuring is fairly reasonable, glad Bambi recognized that. That’s what friends are for!

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    Sheila says

    Aaahhh poor 💗GUILLIE HAD A FRIGHT. Great Mz Bambi was able to buddy up for security. I guess she couldn’t find MAIA. I she sleeps close to other ladies now for awhile.

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    Cassie says

    Animals are often more tolerant than humans! We can learn so much from them.

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    Bonnie says

    What a good friend

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    Julie says

    Awww, so sweet these ladies. Cutest pic of Guille yet!

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    John says

    You all do a great job of reading these girls and seeing what’s going on every day.

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      Sara says

      Thank you very much!

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    Susy says

    Hermosa y sensible Guille..tal vez vienen a su mente algunos sabemos ..lo bueno es que estuvo su amigo Bambi para acompañar Gracias Santuario por ilustrar con palabras este momento.

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