Guillermina brings with her a playful attitude. Her exuberance could be because of her youth – or it could simply be a part of her personality. We will learn more as she gets older and settles in with the other elephants over time.
At times, her energy may cause some to be drawn to her, like Bambi or Maia, or it might seem too much for others, like Lady, Mara, or Rana. Regardless, it’s all part of who she is and, as long as what she does remains in the spirit of play, she can usually find someone to take her up on a hang out.
Maia and Guille will get into some good-natured bouts of teasing on occasion. Maia might be posturing a little bit and then Guille will make some silly noises, as she once did with her mother. However, Maia doesn’t respond the way that Pocha did, letting Guille get her way simply because she’s being cute. Still, you can tell that Maia seems to like this type of play; she gets a cheeky smile, all while keeping a determined watch over Guille that keeps her from getting overly spirited. It’s charming to see the two of them playing and being a little mischievous. It’s obvious that both enjoy the other’s company on a near-daily basis.
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Barb saysDecember 26, 2022 at 2:08 pm
What a wonderful story of Guille’s playful attitude toward Maia! I am so happy they share this friendship.
John saysDecember 26, 2022 at 3:02 pm
An interesting description and interpretation of the behavior between the two. You really make us feel like we know these magnificent creatures. Thank you as always for the post.
Julie saysDecember 26, 2022 at 3:31 pm
It’s nice to see Maia with a daily companion who matches up well with her big personality. Everything works out in the end! If it’s not worked out yet, it is because it is not yet the end. P.S. I didn’t write that!
Wim saysDecember 26, 2022 at 4:46 pm
Maia’s thinking this doesn’t happen on my watch.
Bonnie saysDecember 26, 2022 at 4:54 pm
That’s so nice to read there doing good
Carey saysDecember 26, 2022 at 6:46 pm
Viviana Gallo saysDecember 26, 2022 at 6:58 pm
Me encanta la energía juguetona de Guille, la adoro!!
JoAnn Merriman-Eaton saysDecember 26, 2022 at 7:05 pm
I love that Guille and Maia are becoming more and more understanding of each of their boundaries needed for their friendship to continue to grow. 🐘🐘❤️
Patricia saysDecember 26, 2022 at 7:26 pm
Very very sweet! 💖💖💖
Sheila saysDecember 26, 2022 at 7:47 pm
VERY COOL NEWS THAT GUILLIE IS FUNNING AROUND WITH MAIA AND MAIA ENJOYS MOST OF IT. IM NOT SURPRISED. BAMBI WOULD ALSO AS SHE HAD A VERY PLAYFUL PUPPY NATURE FOR SOME TIME. AND ACTUALLY TRIED TO PLAY WITH MAIA ABIT BUT MAIA DIDNT LIKE SOME
ACTIONS. I REALLY HOPE MAIA AND BAMBI ALLOW MAIA TO GET SILLY WITH THEM OFTEN, HOPE WE GET VIDEOS . 😊
Jen saysDecember 26, 2022 at 8:14 pm
Guille sure has a hairy head as well! I thought that came later in life? Or does it just depend upon the ele?
Kat Blais saysDecember 26, 2022 at 9:01 pm
it’s usually related to the part of Asia that they originate from. although, many younger elephants are fairly hairy and then grow grandma hair when they are over 50 in all those cute places like ears and chins. 😂
Susy saysDecember 26, 2022 at 9:53 pm
Que lindo saber que Guille está creciendo, aprendiendo y adaptándose a las formas de los demás. Es muy importante que sea una más. Gracias por esta manera de agradecida de contar. Parece que una estuviera ahí mirando.
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