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Playtime for Maia and Rana

Maia and Rana spent some time together today playing by the water trough. They both splashed around in the little puddles that formed, drank, and bathed. When they were done, Scott drove out to drop some hay and palms in the habitat. As he was on his way out, Rana…...

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Guida’s Gifts

Because of a request, we are sharing this private update. We have an ‘Ele-Guardian’ program that allows you to adopt one of the girls and receive special monthly updates that only guardians see. After Guida’s passing, this is part of what was sent out to her guardians. Although we never…...

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Maia’s Foot Presentation

Things at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil are all good. This morning Karissa did some training with Maia, working on her front foot presentation. We do footwork with Maia, but because of the immediate need for foot care when she and Guida arrived, we sort of skipped past the formal training part.…...

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Rana’s Sweet and Caring Nature

This lady is a total gem. Not only is she continuing to stay close to Maia, but it seems she would like to make her humans happy if she could as well. We treated her eyelid this afternoon and not only was she lovely as usual, but she also let…...

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Sadness with Moments of Lightness

As I look at Maia I think that never before have I so clearly understood not wanting to feel alone, but at the same time, not wanting company. She’s such a good girl, and we’re so proud that she is processing how she needs. She continues to walk the line…...

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One for the Road

Volume on. This morning Scott walked up to Maia as he always would and gave her a little rumble. For a moment she got a bit wide-eyed and excited, and then she fell silent. We’re not sure if it’s because she’s not ready to be silly yet, or she remembers…...

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