Guillermina is going through the natural process of finding out what life will be like without her mother. At the moment that means lots of explorations – both of the space around her and of her relationships with the others. She may be searching for a deeper connection with herself emotionally and a sense of what each new day will bring.
Part of those explorations can bring up old habits, like sharing food with others who may not welcome that interaction. Guille is navigating boundaries with Mara and Rana at times, but all moments can be teachable within a herd setting. It’s normal for some of her days to be tougher than others, but there are plenty of opportunities for Guille’s sweet side to shine through. For instance, today she was eating along the fence line with Maia and Bambi, and the three were side-by-side-by-side. The interaction was very soft, gentle, and sweet. In this moment it seemed that Guille was not searching for anything, and completely grounded in a caring and calm moment with two elephants who were there to simply be with her. These are the types of subtle, quiet communications that are helping her define what life can be like in the future. Even when Guille may be more introspective, she is reaching out to experience moments of sincere peacefulness, seeking the balance between what is and what will be.
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