Guille’s Weight is Improving

Through no fault of her own, Guillermina arrived at sanctuary as a very round young lady, who would have fallen into the clinically obese category. But we knew from the moment we met her that, with her high energy level, sanctuary would be the perfect place to help her slim down and gain muscle, since a natural diet and a vast habitat to roam are ideal for building a healthy body.

As you can see in the image below (and in this video), she now has much more definition in her spine, hips, and shoulder blades (you can actually see them now). She is building muscle in her legs and chest, and when she steps down on her front legs, you can see they are more pronounced. When looking at Guille’s face, you can tell it’s getting slimmer. All of these things are signs that she’s moving in the right direction. While she still needs to develop more muscle on her frame, and lose a little more of her belly, she is definitely looking more like a healthy elephant should look.


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    Wim says

    Wonderful achievement. She must feel the improvements every day.

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    Luanne L Schick says

    Wonderful. Healthier and Happier with each passing day. ☺️. God bless 🙌 🙏 all your Amazing Hearts.

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    Cassie says

    That’s wonderful news! She must be feeling so much better. Thank you for your loving care of her and all the elephants there.

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    Melinda says

    She’s always been adorable, but I’m so happy to learn that she’s getting thinner and healthier! You go Guille girl!

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    Zoi Flores says

    I guess I need to stay there for a season, as well 🤣

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    JoAnn Merriman-Eaton says

    Excellent! All of these improvements will bode well for keeping her healthy from head to toe. Love Guille!❤️🐘

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    Terry says

    Guille has come a very long way in only a few short months! She will be running circles around Bambi in no time!!!

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    María Elizabeth Alvarez says

    Great! Thak you for taking such good care of her!!!!

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    Rachel says

    Hurrah for Guille! And Zoi’s comment made me laugh – love it. 😂

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