Maia and Guillermina Go Fishing

Maia and Guillermina found themselves together one afternoon and we decided to give them a treat that was also an activity. There were some leftover fruits and vegetables from the morning. We placed some carrots and apples in the water trough, giving them the opportunity to go “fishing” for snacks. Maia is a smart cookie and knows that carrots sink, while apples float. Most elephants will often go toward the most visual food first, which is harder to grab, and is what Guille did by focusing on the apples. Maia, however, was very clever about figuring out that carrots were in the water, so she searched for them, with plenty of luck. 

P.S.: You might note that the water in the trough is brown with dirt. This is because the two girls had put their muddy noses inside. It was all cleaned and refilled after Maia and Guille’s fun adventure. 


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    Carey says

    Oh yes nice idea! Who played Bob-the-Apple as kids?! Guille looked as if she walked off in disgust, funny!! Clever Maia, did she also manage to snorkel up the apples?

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      Sara says

      Maia stuck with the carrots. 🙂

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    Patricia says

    Another in a series of cutest things I’ve ever seen! Love you, Maia and Guille! xoxoxo

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    Susy says

    Buenas noches. Que lindo video..emociona verlas viviendo así. Quien se va primero?? Maia o Guille?? Gracias por compartir estos momentos bonitas de los animales que más amo.

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      Sara says

      Guille is the one who walks away first.

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    Terry says

    How hot is it there now? Is it hotter than usual? Is the rainy season coming or a few months off? Both girls are super smart and Guille learns from her friend!

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      Kat Blais says

      right now it’s mid 80s, but had been in the high 90s, which is not normal for here. we have had some rains already- it started early, but then we didn’t get anything for a couple of weeks. but we should hopefully start having normal rains in a couple of weeks.

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Your posts continue to be a highlight of my day, every single day!!! Thank you!!!! You’re the best!!

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    Debbie Sides says

    They’re just the cutest girls!

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