Like all of the girls, Guillermina finds joy in being able to graze throughout the habitat, generally enjoying time with her friends and doing something she’d never been able to do before sanctuary – simply choosing what and where to eat. On this day, she was spending time with Mara, sharing some calm moments together.
In a recent video, we saw Lady’s technique of pulling off the tastiest bits of grass instead of eating the whole stalk, because the tops are her favorite. Guille’s approach is a little different. Most elephants, if they tear up the roots of grass while grazing, put their trunk up to their mouth and rip off the dirt-covered roots before eating it. Guille doesn’t tear them off, but bites them off once the grass is inside of her mouth and they fall away to the ground. It’s not an approach that is used by any of the other girls here but, as with many things, Guille follows her own path – and that’s okay.