Guillermina

Guille and Bambi’s Quest

During a recent morning, Scott was watching Guillermina and Bambi exploring together, side by side. It was an intriguing moment because, while the two do spend time with one another, this seemed to be a different kind of close togetherness, a small transformation and possible evolution of their friendship. ...

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Maia Gives Guillermina Room to Share

While Guillermina is processing her relationships with other elephants in a slow and measured way, she has strong bonds with both Bambi and Maia. Occasionally, she tries to push Bambi’s buttons a little bit, but Bambi doesn’t allow Guille to get away with much of anything. Maia is a strong…...

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Guillermina Joins Maia and Bambi

This sanctuary morning started off with some maintenance construction in the annex area of Yard 4, which Guillermina did not initially embrace. While there have been times where she has curiously watched the backhoe work outside of the habitat in the distance, other times she has quickly left when it…...

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The State of Guille’s Feet

The state of an elephant’s feet tells part of the story of their lives. Pads, toenails, cuticles – all of these things can quickly reveal to a caregiver that an individual has lived and stood on inappropriate, non-natural surfaces, in unclean environments for years, even decades. It’s a window into…...

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Guillermina Explores the Annex

We use the annex in Yard 4 often for treatments, foot trimming, and checkups for the elephants when they are in the back of the habitat. It allows them more freedom, since they don’t have to return to the barn to access a treatment chute – plus it has a…...

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Guille and Maia Enjoy a Drink

During a sunny afternoon, Maia and Guillermina were near the barn, after foot trimming, and we decided to give them the option for a bath and a nice, cool drink from the hose. Though we do have water troughs throughout the sanctuary and there is one right where they are…...

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