Blogs

Maia Goes On a Walk

Maia is known for enjoying time to herself on occasion, though she has become more social with the other elephants over the last several months. In this video, Maia has an entire section of Yard 4 all to herself and seems to be relishing a few moments of the peace…...

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Maia and Guille’s Dinnertime Game

Maia and Guille were eating side-by-side at dinner in this video. Guillermina was enjoying her hay but, as she will sometimes do, wanted to check Maia’s to see if hers looked any better. So, she walked around Maia and leaned in to check Maia’s pile. But Maia, expecting this move…...

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Lady’s Party of One

Some people often wonder if, because Lady chooses not to share space with the other elephants, she gets sad or lonely. Our sense is that this isn’t the case. We feel certain that she communicates with her herd mates in her own unique manner and she most definitely has ways…...

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Updated Female Asian Habitat Map

Many of you have asked for an updated map of the female Asian habitat that you can use to follow along as we tell stories of where the elephants spend their days. We know that maps can better help you visualize where Lady might be wandering in Yard 5, or…...

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Bambi’s Synchronized Ear Flaps

On this particular afternoon, Bambi was sharing the yard with her friends, but was also taking some time to herself – to graze and relax. You can see her big, beautiful ears flapping rhythmically and in a synchronized way. This is to keep cool and make sure that bugs stay…...

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EleFact Friday: Extraordinary Elephant Faces

By bringing you EleFACTS every week, we get to share knowledge with our wonderful supporters about the scientific and biological aspects of elephant bodies, behaviors, and adaptations. While we consider ourselves pretty experienced in the field, we’re always learning, either from being out in the habitats with the sanctuary elephants…...

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