Guillermina Snacks Playfully

With the rainy season in full swing, the elephants are enjoying hours of grazing in the greenest parts of the habitat. There’s an almost never-ending world for them to explore, though they tend to each have favorite spots to eat. In this video, Guillermina has found a lovely piece of land to focus on and is snacking away with great enjoyment. It may look like she’s playing with her food, but she’s actually swinging her trunk around to shake off the dirt, seeds, and water from her mouthful of grass. 

You may notice as she walks toward the camera that Guille now has some muscle definition in her upper legs. Her natural sanctuary diet and days spent roaming the habitat are doing exactly what they should: getting her into healthy shape. She’s still got a little way to go as far as her weight is concerned, but her body is building the muscle that will help prevent joint disease and other health issues common in captive elephants.


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    CAROL says

    I was awaiting the muscle development in Guille! So happy for her and her health! GO GUILLE!!!! We adore you!!!xoxoxo

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    Melinda says

    She looks very happy and clearly loves the camera, lol!

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    Wim says

    So many fine developments. Perfect elewalk Guille!

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    Carey says

    Thank you for our update Sara, she looks so much better, and learning how to eat the good stuff too

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    Julie says

    That’s great news, and she looks just lovely. What a lovely video!

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    Jeanine Sahulka says

    So magestic.❤️

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    Bonnie Guerra says

    Omg love watching her smart girl too her gait is beautiful swinging her trunk love the sounds of the birds

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    Carmen Dalziel says

    Guille is lookin good. Can we get a weigh-in update?

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      Sara says

      We will weigh her again in a couple of months, so we don’t know the exact number at this point.

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    Terry says

    Way to swing it Gillie!!!

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    John says

    I’m no expert, but that looks to me like one happy and content elephant. 🐘

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    Lovely to see her progress and happiness! My heart is full. ❤️

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