Maia and the Girls Figuring it All Out – Part 3 of the Saga

Here is the third installment in a three-part series about Maia, Mara, Rana, and Bambi. You can read parts one and two on the blog, if you want to start from the beginning....

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Maia’s Unexpected Excitement Part 2: The Story Continues

As we discussed in yesterday’s post, Maia encountered Bambi, Mara, and Rana in the habitat and didn’t react as expected....

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Maia and Some Unexpected Excitement – Part 1

When Bambi arrived in September, Maia was the first elephant she met up close. As we shared then, it wasn’t a perfect experience. Bambi wasn’t well socialized and approached Maia head on while Maia was eating. Maia didn’t appreciate it and, after giving Bambi a nudge, ignored her....

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Happy #MelonMonday!

It’s #MelonMonday! As we mentioned yesterday, Mara is eating several hundred pounds of produce each day, which is fantastic. We have discovered one food that she just can’t get enough of: the Melão amarelo, or yellow melon. They’re similar to honeydew (known in some places as a White Antibes melon), except…...

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Mara and Her Refined Palate

Mara is continuing to eat well, which is fantastic. She still is not eating normally, but she is eating a decent amount of foods consistently. She grazes and eats hay at times, but we are still feeding her a good bit of produce daily....

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Mendoza Mail: Pocha and Guillermina’s Curious Conversation

Our latest #MendozaMail from Chrissy – Elephants can be very vocal, and on this particular morning Pocha and Guillermina had a lot to say! Pocha is a mother to Guillermina, but I’d venture to say that, due to their circumstances, their relationship is stronger than mother/daughter. They are each other’s…...

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