Guille’s Playful Call

Guille decided to show a new sign of her playful behavior recently. She was standing near Bambi and, a lot of the time when Bambi walks over, Guille makes her deflated blowing sound the way she did with Pocha when Guille was trying to be cute and/or get away with something. As Bambi grew closer, Guille made a big trumpet, which she doesn’t normally do. She was very light for several minutes, but then made some big, deep rumbles – like the kind that elephants often make when they’re calling someone, sometimes to play. 

Normally you would hear that kind of vocalization from Bambi or Rana. It was the first time that Scott had heard Guillermina make that type of rumble to engage with the others; we’ve only heard soft, gentle rumbles from her. Mara and Rana were grazing close by and walked nearer, rumbling back in return. It was lovely to hear that type of communication from Guille, since it’s not one we remember hearing her do with her mother. It was just another sign of her playful demeanor and perhaps a slight change in her communication style.

Photo of Guille


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    Melinda says

    She gets prettier every day! Her happiness is showing!

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    It’s wonderful having a young elephant interacting with our elephant queens bringing a new vibe to the tribe.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    Debbie Sides says

    She looks too cute with the bit of grass on her fuzzy head☺️💚

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    Wim says

    Wonderful awakening Miss Guille.

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    Heather Parsons says

    She is growing in confidence as she navigates the complexity of a herd with no blood bonds. Each member must negotiate their position within the group and this will happen each time a new member is introduced. The previous members have worked out the hierarchy. However Guille came with her mother (Poche) who was figuring out her position, but passed away, so Guille had to work out where she is within the herd. They have been exceptionally gentle in this process and we are seeing the results as Guille learns the way of life without her mother and within the herd.

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    Tracy H says

    Seeing sweet Guille with her hay hat reminds me of my sweet beloved Ramba whom I miss dearly.
    Love hearing how Guille is finding herself amongst the herd. Love them all 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘

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    Bonnie says

    Guille is growing and she still has that child in her who really knows maybe she will always have that little kid in her but she is still learning and here’s the best part she’s got all her Auntie’s to help her and keep her in line

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    Terry says

    Whimsical, wonderful Guille!! How special!!!

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    Johnny says

    It would seem Guille has been getting language lessons from the other girls. Very cool and sweet!

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    Alejandra Enquin says

    Indudablemente Guille es la cuarta Power puff! aprendio de las tias alegres que disfrutan cada instante de la vida libre y verde del Santuario.Mama Pocha cultivo una semilla en el encierro y gracias a ella hoy Guille florece!!!!

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    Carey says

    Wonderful news! Thank you! A”new vibe to the tribe” indeed!

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    Lori Hoover says

    What a sweet, sweet picture you have painted. It’s great to know that Guille did her little rumbles with Bambi, progressed to deeper rumbles, and had Rana and Mara interested, engaged, and responding. I can almost see and feel it happening for myself.

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    Tammy says

    Wow! Good for her she’s really starting to relax show her silly side I love it! 💞🐘🥰

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