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A Nut Snack for Maia

Maia prefers palm fronds to palm nuts, but we do find them in her dung from time to time. Guida loved palm nuts and, when they first arrived, Maia would knock down palm trees, and Guida would delight in eating most of them while Maia focused on the leaves. One…...

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Enjoying a Torrential Downpour

Over the weekend, we had a torrential downpour of rain. When it started raining, Kat and Scott were with Maia, doing a tick check and bug spray application. She started getting silly, but Kat and Scott were getting soaked, so they left her to be silly by herself. She didn’t…...

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Maia Back Across the Creek in Yard 5

Maia crossed the creek and spent some time in the burned portion of Yard 5. It’s the first time any of the elephants have physically entered a burned area after the wildfire. She arrived sometime overnight, as she was there in the morning. Shirlei, who fed breakfast, said Maia was…...

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Local Volunteers Making a Difference After the Fire

While the burned areas are starting to recover from the fire, we know it will still take a while for food to be plentiful for wildlife again. As we mentioned previously, even in the burned areas, many pockets of land did not burn. While those areas provide food for many,…...

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Time Apart. Time Together.

Bambi is doing well. As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, for a few days after Mara decided not to share space with Bambi, Bambi kept to herself in Yard 5. She had access to Yards 1 & 5, but she chose to stay a little further away from the other…...

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Sorting Through Emotions

Our three little ladies, Mara, Rana, and Bambi, had a bit of a falling out. A couple of days after the fire, everyone, humans and elephants, seemed to get a little wonky. There was a lot of emotion involved with the fire, and sometimes, when not dealt with in the…...

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