Pocha is Excited… Then Not

Every evening at night feed, Pocha and Guillermina make a huge racket. Sometimes when they are finished, the “Powerpuff Girls” will respond from somewhere out in Yard 4. If the others are nearby, Pocha gets really excited and runs from the barn and toward the larger yard, where she knows they will be. Guille will often follow, and you can hear branches breaking as the two of them thunder through the habitat – running toward the fantastic noises they’re hearing. Pocha tends to remain enthusiastic as long as there is a fence between herself and the others; interestingly enough, once that boundary is no longer between them, her excitement diminishes.  

Some nights, Bambi is clearly the instigator when it comes to the two groups of girls vocalizing back and forth. She has a very specific rumble that she does, which sometimes makes Mara squeak. Of course, Mara’s squeaks are known to cause a stir among her, Bambi, and Rana, so there is always the potential for a larger party to break out. 

Meanwhile, we go about our business of putting food in the small yards for Pocha and Guillermina. They know there will be snacks waiting for them at the barn, which encourages both girls to eventually settle and come back to eat.  This naturally diffuses some of the energy, which is good – because Pocha will stay up until all hours of the night if she gets too excited and then is exhausted the next morning. During these periods of animated behavior, Pocha and Guillermina tend to stay together, but will eventually come back and lay down to get some sleep by the barn. For the time being, mother and daughter still stay in the smaller yards at night for their comfort, and the others get Yard 4 to themselves.

Photo of Pocha


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    Patricia Aguilar says

    Pocho seems to be behaving like a typical college freshman.

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    John says

    Pocha and Guille sure have adapted quickly and amazingly! I love trying to imagine what these night parties are like.

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    Pam says

    Love hearing these stories of the girls and how they are responding to Sanctuary life! Thanks so much.

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    Nancy says

    THIS WAS GREAT!! I laughed out loud!

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    Deb says

    This made me laugh out loud! Your writing makes it easy to visualize the girls plus it’s just so funny 🎉. It’s wonderful to know all the girls are having a great time 🎊🎉

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    Wim says

    We’re getting closer that must be a good sign. Nice concerts ahead l presume.

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    Janine Proctor says

    Absolutely amazing I can picture these beautiful big elephants like naughty children. It really makes me so happy to hear about their antics👍😜🐘

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    Patricia says

    I smile and LOL at the antics of these wild and precious girls! I love you all so much! It is a wonderful thing having so much love and positive energy put into the world–and we sure need it. xoxoxo

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Lovely Pocha mamma must have a full to bursting heart to find herself and her daughter in this paradise after being so long deprived in their pit! It’s no wonder they get loud!!

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    Bonnie says

    Those two are so funny it’s really nice Sar to hear about how there doing you all our amazing at what you all do Thank you all for doing what you’re doing

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    Susy says

    Que lindas. Una vida llena de emociones. Momentos de intercambio, de amistad. Las amo cada día más!💓

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    Carol in beautiful British Columbia, Canada! says

    Thank you for letting us hear about the girl antics there at the Sanctuary. I too laughed out loud, especially about Pocha being up til all hours and exhausted the next morning. Love it!

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