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