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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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More Time Together

Today Maia and Rana spent some more time together. At this point, it’s still brief moments, but the respect Rana is showing Maia is incredibly endearing. The girls had gone their separate ways this morning, but after a bit, Maia came over to where Rana was. It’s a tree in…...

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How Meaningful Their Relationship Was

Maia is doing ok considering she just said her last good-bye to her best friend yesterday. Her mood is somewhat what you would expect, but better than we hoped. In her past, before coming to the sanctuary, Maia’s response to any strong emotion was anger. Her lashing out was a…...

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