Guillermina Has Silly Fun In the Mud Wallow

Recently we celebrated the joy and silliness there is to be found at sanctuary – something that can be an essential part of healing. Guillermina took this idea to heart. It was before night feed, and up at the house we could hear someone splashing away. The girls generally don’t go swimming at night, but Guille’s squeaks soon gave away who it was. We checked the cameras and indeed it was Guille having her own little party of one in the mud wallow in Yard 1. Pocha was grazing nearby in the neighboring yard, perhaps enjoying watching her daughter let loose and feel free. 

This video was taken from the observation camera, so it has no sound. But sound isn’t necessary, as far as we are concerned. Guille’s pure delight shines through with every dive, squish, and splash she makes.


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    Nancy Shaw says

    I am so Happy Gui ! She is Blossoming!!

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    Beth says

    Smiled the whole way through this video. Thank you!❤️🐘

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    Pam says

    Such a great video! Thanks so much for sharing it, sharing the joy …

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    Julie says

    I have a feeling our little baby girl is going to show us many behaviors attributable to her youth. I predict great fun to be had by all watching this one! Thank you, Guille for being silly!

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    Carol says


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    Charlotte Hansen says

    this made my day! So much fun for a young lady who has been so deprived all her life! You guys are angels on earth for providing all this for them.

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    Sue says

    Looks like she is having a wonderful time and it must feel so good! I wonder if P or G have gone back to the pond again since we last saw them visit? Thank you for all you do!! ❤️🐘❤️

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      Kat Blais says

      yep, they have been several times.

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    John says

    Oh my, this made my day!

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    Linda says

    Midnight skinny-dip! And in mud too! What could be more fun lol.

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    Kelejan says

    What a joy to watch.

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    Alice says

    She’s having a blast and she is just precious! Good exercise for her, too!!

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    Patricia says

    I know it was only a picture, Guille, but when I find laid eyes on you I had you pegged for an over the top cutie dollface wild child! I love you so much and I am so grateful with all my heart that you will live your life at ESB! 😘😘😘

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    Carole Kramer says

    Absolutely delightful!! So glad she was captured on video!! Thank you!! 🐘💜

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    Elizabeth says

    With all those leg lifts, she will have her thighs toned in no time.

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    Wim says

    The pool of freedom looks heavenly.
    She must feel reborn. What a thrill to watch a playful unharmed elephant!

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    JoAnn Merriman-Eaton says

    Those back leg kicks!!!! Guille you know how to have your own little party of one!!! Just think that two months ago, you never knew fun like this even existed. THANK YOU once again GSE for everything you do for Guille and the other girlfriends.

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    Janine Proctor says

    This video put a big smile on my face how cute to see the cheeky little girl playing in the mud bath. I love it!❤️🐘

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    Terry says

    Silly Guillie is her name, being goofy is her game!!!

    Pure JOY!!❤️❤️❤️

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