This video shows Ingo gently working with Guillermina, getting her used to hearing unexpected noises while also staying relaxed in the crate. In order to prepare an elephant for transport, we do our best to simulate sounds, banging, and other unfamiliar sensations they might experience as their crates are closed, loaded, and strapped down to the trucks and, ultimately, driving down a roadway.
Here you can see Ingo casually hanging out, feeding Guillermina while she is in her crate, and making several different types of noises. Trish is on the opposite side, clanging and clattering away. You can see that, as Guillermina eats, Ingo bangs on the crate with his foot, jangles the locks, drums on a bucket, and generally makes a variety of noises. Guillermina doesn’t seem affected in any way, so we will continue down the path towards rescue.
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Charlotte Hansen saysOctober 19, 2021 at 2:08 pm
More and more progress! I’m so excited for this rescue!!
Rand Cooley saysOctober 19, 2021 at 2:13 pm
She’s like “Dude you can bang on the cage as much as you want just keep the treats coming” very smart elephant they are a lot smarter than we think sometimes and that is not a criticism of GSE Brazil you do yeoman’s work
carol saysOctober 19, 2021 at 2:29 pm
this is soooo awesome…love Ingo!!!
Terry Feleppa saysOctober 19, 2021 at 2:31 pm
What a beautiful, calm, readiness!!!❤❤
Debbie Sides saysOctober 19, 2021 at 2:44 pm
I like the bucket music tapping like the drums🥰💚🐘
Sandra Proceviat saysOctober 19, 2021 at 2:55 pm
I cant wait until we see them both put their feet down on earth and grass and see the other elephants.
Rachel saysOctober 19, 2021 at 3:45 pm
Haha, LOVE it! And that music was awesome…
Carey saysOctober 19, 2021 at 3:56 pm
Great idea, and yes she looks so calm, and lovely too. She must be loving all this stimulation and the fun and care she is getting. Well done Ingo Bravo and Trish. She’s looking really 👍🏼 good
Carmen Dalziel saysOctober 19, 2021 at 4:43 pm
FANTASTIC!!!!!! All these baby steps are paying off. Pretty soon Guillermina and Pocha will be home!
Suzanne ETon saysOctober 19, 2021 at 4:51 pm
Thank you for the update. Lots of progress being made. ❤️🐘🐘
Patricia saysOctober 19, 2021 at 5:38 pm
Oh, Ingo and Trish! Guillermina, you are beautiful and rising to the occasion! All my love to every person, pachyderm or human! 🥰🥰🥰
June Ross saysOctober 19, 2021 at 6:56 pm
Is Ingo right in the crate with her??
Kat Blais saysOctober 19, 2021 at 7:13 pm
no, he is outside of the crate, neither him nor Trish goes in the crate with them. they both function through protected contact.
Bonnie saysOctober 19, 2021 at 7:25 pm
Way to go
Lori Hoover saysOctober 19, 2021 at 7:42 pm
This is really encouraging news. Good luck to everyone, I have my fingers crossed that mom and daughter are getting closer to the goal.
Alana saysOctober 19, 2021 at 7:46 pm
She looks real content! Wonderful.
Greg saysOctober 19, 2021 at 9:17 pm
What a wonderful video. I loved the music blending in at the end. You can see the love that they share.
Patricia saysOctober 19, 2021 at 11:33 pm
Merciful heavens, I LOVE this video! I LOVE Guillermina! I forget sometimes how big they are, even though they’re “not as big as African elephants”. I loved it when Ingo squeezed the end of her trunk. To touch her, OMG, how amazing that would be. It’s never going to happen for me in this lifetime, but seeing these things makes my heart swell with joy. Thank you all and kissies to all these big beautiful amazing beings.
Sara saysOctober 20, 2021 at 2:32 pm
Allowing Ingo to touch her trunk shows she is trusting him and this willingness will allow us to likely be able to do the same quickly – to help in her training here at sanctuary.
John saysOctober 20, 2021 at 8:33 am
Wow, you guys really do think of everything! Like others have said, I can hardly wait to see them set foot at the sanctuary. It will be very interesting to see how they adapt to such a dramatic change in their environments.
Carmen Lucia Souza saysOctober 20, 2021 at 9:13 am
Ingo and Trish,
Really wonderful work!
Love and patience are the best medicine.
We are waiting for you, Guilhermina!!!
Tracy saysOctober 20, 2021 at 11:10 am
This is all so exciting and beautiful!!
Katie Howard saysOctober 20, 2021 at 2:17 pm
So – this is exciting! I do have a question: it appears she is still backing into her crate? Can she ride that way, for ranspirt?
Loving all this progress!
Sara saysOctober 20, 2021 at 2:29 pm
We have now turned the crate around so that, if she continues backing in, she will be facing the right direction. We could transfer with her facing backward, but it’s much better if she is facing frontways.
Fernande Poitras saysOctober 20, 2021 at 10:25 pm
Quelle bonne nouvelle à toutes les fois que vous nous montrer leurs progrès je suis très contente à toutes les fois
Sara saysOctober 21, 2021 at 3:12 pm
Mike saysOctober 21, 2021 at 3:25 am
Why don”t you move up Kenya’s rescue, since moving these two is obviously going to take another 3 years? Kenya is all alone.
Sara saysOctober 21, 2021 at 3:10 pm
We are constantly considering our options. At the moment, Kenya still does not have the necessary permits and training her would take our resources from Pocha and Guillermina and that could potentially set them back. There is no quick solution in this situation and we do evaluate and re-evaluate often. Right now, we are staying the course with Pocha and Guillermina because they are making progress. It may not be at the rate we all wish for, but they deserve a chance at freedom.
Suzanne Eaton saysOctober 21, 2021 at 6:52 pm
Three YEARS to move Pocha and Guillermina??? Who said it would take THREE years?? From their progress
I understood it would be much much sooner than that. Please fill us in.
Sara saysOctober 21, 2021 at 8:41 pm
I believe that was a bit of exaggeration on the commenter’s part. While we don’t expect the move to happen tomorrow, we certainly have never said anything resembling 3 years. Both girls are continuing to progress nicely.
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