Lady recently spent about 3 days in Yard 4, heading all the way toward the back and hanging out by the pond. While she was there, the other girls were together in Yard 5.
Yards 4 and 5 are roughly the same size, with 5 being slightly smaller and having the majority of its acreage across the creek. While both Maia and Rana will explore that area when they are in the mood, to our knowledge, Guille has not yet crossed the creek in that yard.
Because Guillermina still feels more comfortable on the near side of the creek, that gives her a little less space to roam about when the girls are all in Yard 5 together. As a result, she had more energy than she generally has. You could definitely see that when it was meal time, she was quicker to find her spot; when she was following others, she was faster and more boisterous.
We considered that she might not be burning off as much energy as she normally would when in Yard 4, so we opened up the smaller yards near the barn to give the girls access to that also. It’s nice to have options as to where to go and Guillermina has always felt at ease in the smaller yards. We left this area open to all of the girls sharing Yard 5 until they shifted back over into Yard 4 a few days later. Overall, it seemed to be a comfortable experience for all of them, and Guille appeared to have more places to concentrate her energy over the course of those few days.
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Johnny saysMay 4, 2023 at 2:25 pm
You just have to wonder how she has processed everything that’s happened to her in the last year. Great work GSE! You guys rock!
Andrea saysMay 4, 2023 at 2:38 pm
Always love these posts! AND I’m LOVING the podcast!!! Thank you for doing it.
Sara saysMay 4, 2023 at 2:41 pm
Thanks for listening
SHEILA saysMay 4, 2023 at 10:21 pm
IM WONDERING IF when u said ALL the girls were in YARD 5. Was 🐘LADY in that yard as well ??? I WOULD BE DELIGHTED IF THIS WAS SO. ,ITS POSSIBLE LIL LADY COULD GET STAY IN SAME YARD BUT A DISTANCE FROM THE OTHERS. LIL LADY❤️ WOULDNT BE HURT BY THE THE LADIES IM CERTAIN. THEY💕💞💞 R ALL LOVING !!
Sara saysMay 4, 2023 at 10:22 pm
Lady was not sharing the yard with the other elephants.
Terry saysMay 4, 2023 at 10:50 pm
Guille sure is thriving as Pocha knew she would!!!
I went back to Global Rumblings #3 as Nadia suggested with your podcasts. Amazing how much I thought I heard but missed when I listened to it again! Those nuances…
Are Jenny and Bunny still at sanctuary in Tennessee?
Again, thank you for all that you do!!!
Debbie Sides saysMay 5, 2023 at 6:10 am
That’s understandable as she’s still young and has more energy than the other firls. So glad she has them though. 💚
Irene saysMay 5, 2023 at 7:22 am
Guille is so sweet! She’s just this cautious, yet adventurous young lady! Has so much energy! Like my pup! Love that!
Love listening to your podcast! I get such a better understanding about the amazing journey you have done, 🤗
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