Guille and Maia were on the move yesterday, walking from the smaller yards in one corner of the sanctuary to the opposite corner in Yard 4 – quite a hike. As part of their trek, the two decided to cross the creek in Yard 4. We believe it’s the first time that Guille has done so since her arrival. She and Pocha explored the creek bed on one of the first evenings they stayed out of the small yards all night, but they exited on the same side they entered, so we don’t think the two ever actually made it to the back pasture. This section of the habitat on the far side of the creek is a favorite of Maia’s. The grass had been cut closer to the end of the rainy season last year, so the grazing is fresh, short, and young, which everyone appreciates.
During their trip, the two of them walked along the fence line that meets up with Yard 5, where Lady is. But the two of them weren’t close to Lady’s chosen spot for the morning, so we don’t think they ran into each other. Mostly, Maia and Guille just grazed for a few hours, visited the creek bed and dusted, then spent time under a giant palm that gives off plenty of shade; it’s a favorite stand-up napping spot for many of the girls. While the two of them took some time for themselves, Mara, Rana, and Bambi hung out by the pond, enjoying the steady rain.
Photo of Guillermina