Maia and Guillermina Enjoy Their Palms

Generally, Maia and Guillermina are pretty fast eaters. It’s best not to feed them before the other ladies have been located and fed, otherwise they might just head over and try to share in their sisters’ food. So caregiver Shirlei was keeping an eye on the two of them, offering some extra snacks to keep them busy while the other caregivers located the Powerpuff Girls. Usually that might mean some flakes of hay, but this time Shirlei gave both elephants some palms that she’d brought with her. 

Maia loves palms but the last time we gave some to Guille, she wasn’t particularly interested in them. Perhaps watching Maia enjoy hers encouraged Guille to give them another try – deciding they were delicious. So, the two of them were content to stand there enjoying their hay and palms. 

This time gave Shirlei an opportunity to sit back and quietly watch the dynamics between the two. She was impressed at how calm and easy Maia is with Guillermina. Both girls seemed relaxed together. At one point, Guille took part of Maia’s palm to eat. At the beginning of their relationship, that would have been a no-no, but their friendship has evolved to the point where Maia has no problem sharing her treats. This goes both ways as they often eat from each other’s hay piles if fed next to each other. Their bond is truly evolving and it seems they are spending more and more time together. They don’t necessarily physically break away from the other elephants often, but they do seem to have a connection with one another that is unique to them. They’re often not just physically together, but also emotionally together. 

Photo of Maia


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    Samantha says

    This is so sweet.

    Food from your friend’s plate always tastes better!

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    Carol says

    Awwww…so happy for Guille! A sweet relationship growing…I am sure it helps with her loss. Fills a void. 🙏🏻🫶🏻💗

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    Patricia says

    Loving, lovely, precious sistahs! 💗💗💗

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    Beth says and love..why not share? Good job ladies!❤️🥰

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    Julie says

    Sister love is beautiful!

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    Sunny says

    It’s glad to know they found ech other 🤗

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    Debbie Sides says

    So happy they have each other. Maia is being a good big sister ti Guille.

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    Terry says

    They truly are understanding each other on a soul level..
    How wonderful!!!

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    Carey says

    Like others, I have great relief and happiness that they have found one another. Bravo GSE. It must have been a real pleasure for Shirlei to observe.

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    Lynne Russert says

    So happy to see friendships grow!!

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    katharine says

    Impressive toenails of Maia!

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    John says

    I think we need a name for this coupling – like Maiamina!

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    Mark Skipsey says

    So wonderful to see Maia taking her relationship with Guillermina to the next level.

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