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Guillermina Waits on Maia

After breakfast, the caregivers were cleaning Yard 5, so the “Powerpuff Girls,” Maia, and Guillermina were all spending time in Yard 4. (Lady was in the male Asian yard.) All of a sudden, the caregivers heard the silly noises that Guille makes, so they knew that Guillermina must be close. 

A short while later, they saw Guille and Maia walking nearby. The two elephants seemed only mildly curious about the caregivers until they saw the person holding the camera. It’s likely that they thought food might be available to them if humans were around. Guillermina walked up to the fence to get a closer look at what was going on, reaching out with her trunk. But, since there were no snacks to be had, she seemed to get disinterested and walked away.

Because Guille is such a fast walker, she got a good distance ahead of Maia, who was doing her own thing. Guille seemed to stop and wait for Maia to catch up. Maia was also briefly interested in the caregivers, perhaps also hoping for a little treat herself. Once she saw there was no food nearby, she returned to her walk right behind Guille. You can see that Maia is very gentle with her trunk, not being pushy or overbearing. Perhaps the more time Guillermina spends with Maia, the more gentle she may become. 

Comments(8)

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    Pamela Hall says

    Friendship…what a perfect blendship. When other friendships have been forgot- ours will still be Hot!

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    Sue says

    The girls take my breath away every time! They are such beautiful souls. Thank you for the video!! ❤️🐘❤️

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    Jillyp says

    What an absolutely MAGNIFICENT sight 💜

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    Heather Parsons says

    Guille still has the exuberance of youth

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    Carey says

    These two have a near perfect mix. So happy to see

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    Patricia says

    Exactly what Sue said (above)! I only have a foot fetish for ele-feet! 😍😍😍 And it’s a good thing I’m not their caregiver, bc I would not be able to resist their desire for treats! Merry Christmas and Wonderful New Year to all! 💚❤️💚

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    Terry says

    I find their budding friendship extraordinary!!!! Extra- Ordinary!

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    JoAnn Merriman-Eaton says

    For all of the worry we did after Pocha passed, it is outstanding, and does the heart good to read about her progress, and the friendships she is making. THANK YOU GSE! Your expertise and care is what makes Guille and all the girls thrive and enjoy their rightful freedom.🐘🐘❤️

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