Maia

Maia Says “No Passing Allowed”!

These days, you can see Maia evolving back into the spunky elephant she once was – perhaps just a bit wiser. She has become a regular part of the elephant herd, not always tentative and on the outside as she once was. ...

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Elephant Parade

Here, Guillermina leads some of the other ladies on a sleepy stroll. She takes a nice long moment for her closeup, and you can see just how many wrinkles her skin holds. She’s followed shortly after by Rana and Maia, who are off to see what the youngster is doing.…...

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Maia and the Mysterious Noise

Each night, we make a trip to the barn for Pocha and Guillermina’s night feed. (We visit new elephants in the evenings until they are acclimated to their environment and know we’re there for them at any time of day, if needed.) Before we give the two their food, we…...

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Guillermina Wants To Play

Guillermina has been continuing to display her childlike silliness, and the others are remaining mostly patient with her. The older girls seem to understand that this new, somewhat large kid, has a lot to learn. Part of that learning curve means finding out what the limits are for some of…...

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Making Friends At An Easy Pace

Over the past few months, and prior to the arrival of Pocha and Guillermina, Maia has become closer to the group of three: Bambi, Mara, and Rana. This created a nice, welcoming space for Pocha and Guille to enter, because it let new friendships start to develop without internal relationship…...

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Guillermina Shares Snacks With Maia

Guillermina had a teachable moment recently, when she walked away with some of Maia’s hay and received a gentle reprimand. This week, Pocha and Guillermina have been sharing yards with Bambi, Maia, Mara, and Rana –     so Guille now has opportunities to show the new social skills that…...

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