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What’s Guillermina Been Up To?

During this complicated time in the herd, when dynamics seem to be shifting to new places, some of you have asked what Guillermina is doing. Well, as to be expected, she’s in the middle of everybody. Recently, she was with Maia and Bambi and Maia kept getting in the middle of Bambi and Guille. Then Guille would walk behind both of them to get to the other side, causing Maia to move between the two again. It was an amusing moment as the elephants each tried to be the one nearest to Bambi.

During treatment, we often hold the elephant’s nose, which we’ve written about before. Scott was working with Bambi for treatment and all of a sudden he had three noses reaching through the fence: Bambi’s, Maia’s, and Guille’s. When he’d go to reinforce Bambi with snacks – because she’s the one who was actually doing what she was supposed to do – the other two wanted her food. Bambi put her foot up, trying to hold Guille to the side. Then, Bambi grabbed Guille’s nose in a gentle way, as if to say, “this is mine.” After Bambi was finished eating, the three girls gathered and there was a lot of chatter and rumbles. 

After those few moments, Guille walked away and found Mara and Rana in the neighboring yard. She spent the afternoon with them, keeping a calm demeanor, which they surely appreciated. At dinnertime, she went back to find Maia and Bambi again. So, Guillermina is bouncing around from group to group and wandering the habitat, expending some of her big energy. 

Photo of Guillermina grazing as she stands beneath a tree

Comments(6)

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    Sheila says

    Poor. GUILLIE. MUST BE CONFUSED. ABIT. THINGS WILL SORT OUT. MAIA. JUST WANTS GUILLIE TO KNOW. DONT HORN IN ON BAMBI. IM HER CAREGIVER. BUT BAMBI AND GUILLIE.WERE A PAIR OF GOOD FRIENDS TOO!! OH THE HURT 💔FEELINGS OF GUILLIE 🐘

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    Zoi says

    🤣🤣🤣Guille has the magic touch of the youth which put the flavour in the group. 💖

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    Maureen says

    Sweet Guille. She’s just a kid trying to be everyone’s best friend. She is so precious!

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    Patricia says

    Girl! You rock my world! 💞💞💞

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    Debbie Sides says

    Cute as a button she is and nice to have a young one in the herd 💚

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    Terry says

    Her joy and wonderment is so heart warming!

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