Trish sent along this video from Mendoza of Pocha spending time in her crate, seemingly quite relaxed and enjoying a snack. Pocha goes into the transport crate easily and appears to feel safe and secure. The crate is open here and she can back out if she wants, at any time. Guillermina is making progress, getting a bit more comfortable with her own transport crate. She will step in with her two front feet, but still isn’t quite ready to go all the way in.
The noises you hear in the video is Guillermina making little squeaks and playing with the back gate.
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Tracy saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 2:10 pm
Kenneth B. Newman saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 2:20 pm
Maybe by the end of October these two wonderful elephants will be on their way to GSE?
Sara saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 2:25 pm
We can’t know when, but every small step is a positive one.
Nancy Shaw saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 2:24 pm
I am sooo hopeful for Guillermina !!!!
Wim saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 2:45 pm
That looks quite relaxed when she’s inside her crate.
Maybe a bit picky concerning her apples.
Sara saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 2:54 pm
We probably all have favorites. My guess is that she got to them eventually.
Charlotte Hansen saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 2:59 pm
This is so encouraging!! Thank you for this great news!
Sunny saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 3:07 pm
Yes, Guillermina! We want you in the sanctuary! You can do it, girl!
Sara saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 3:30 pm
She’s not quite as ready as her mother is here – but baby steps are still steps!
Beji saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 3:40 pm
Baby steps…..slow, but sure.
Katie Howard saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 4:09 pm
Even tectonic shifts start with small movements!
PO ha looks like she’s ready!
Sandra saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 5:49 pm
When we they be going to the sanctuary?
Sara saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 6:01 pm
We are not going to set a firm date, as Guillermina’s progress will determine our timeline. Everything will happen as they become comfortable and ready to go.
Alana saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 7:33 pm
I’m in Love! She’s adorable!
Anita J saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 7:58 pm
Awww…Pocha is so so beautiful! And so brave! Guille is a little rascal destroying gate!…hahaha…Thank you for this amazing update! I so wish Guille was a bit braver and as comfortable coming in and out of that crate as her Mum…slowly but surely we are getting there…xoxoxo
Terry Feleppa saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 8:11 pm
Such steady progress! Has Trish had a trunk to heart conversation with Pocha to have Pocha speak with her daughter about getting into her own crate to start a magical, new life? And how mom would so appreciate her daughters cooperation and willingness to trust? 😉
John saysSeptember 14, 2021 at 9:18 am
Last night they showed a documentary on television; the history of the circus. As fascinating as it was, I couldn’t help focusing on the elephants, and other wild animals. It made me very sad. Thanks GSE for being on the opposite end of the humanity spectrum.
Sara saysSeptember 14, 2021 at 11:01 am
It’s hard to see things the same again once you have more knowledge. But the more awareness is raised, the more elephants may see better lives.
Jo saysSeptember 18, 2021 at 8:28 am
when Kenya will be transfered to your place?
Kat Blais saysSeptember 18, 2021 at 9:30 am
Pocha and Guillermina will arrive first. Once they are here, and the final license for the African habitat is granted, Mendoza can apply for Kenya’s CITES permit and begin her training and begin her quarantine once her CITES permit is approved. How long will depend on how long it takes to get the permits. Kenya has already gone through a lot of training, so her training for the required testing should be faster than P&G.
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