Guillermina Joins Maia and Bambi

This sanctuary morning started off with some maintenance construction in the annex area of Yard 4, which Guillermina did not initially embrace. While there have been times where she has curiously watched the backhoe work outside of the habitat in the distance, other times she has quickly left when it has been close. In this instance she kept her distance at first but, once she saw Bambi and Maia getting closer to the tractor, she got curious and decided to join them – making her way between the two other elephants. This was great because it showed that Guille was processing information and decided that maybe the tractor in their midst was actually a positive thing. 

Though the moment had a lot of initial vocalizations, the excitement died down very quickly. While Maia had yet to walk away, you can see that she was very nearly taking a standing nap. Like a child fighting off sleep, she is holding her trunk in her mouth, barely awake. Just a minute later, Maia wandered off and succumbed to her after-breakfast sleepiness while the other ladies enjoyed the fresh dirt that had just been poured into the yard. Hopefully Guille took away from this interaction that good things (like brand new dirt) often come with noisy vehicles.


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    Benita says

    I’m in love with these girls!

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    John says

    If there’s a sweeter video than this, I haven’t seen it yet!

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    Wim says

    This absolutely gorgeous.

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    Julie says

    I agree, John!

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    Melinda says

    Guille is always alert and learning. Such a smart girl!

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    This is the sweetest video ever!!!

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    Bonnie says

    The girls were happy they had more dirt and they good friend Scott

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    Tammy says

    ❤ Love ❤ Love ❤ Love ❤

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    Beci says

    I just love watching them. I thank you for sharing because it makes me smile. I’ve been pretty low lately and I’m enjoying my daily movie with the girls. Again, ty for sharing I so appreciate it. ❤️

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