Maia

Pond Napping. Wallow Napping. Wood Napping. It’s All Good With Maia.

Maia, our pond napper extraordinaire, has been napping in the woods lately. She’s still sleeping in the ponds and mud wallows but has begun periodically disappearing in the woods during the afternoons to nap. We will see her heading in the woods during her usual afternoon nap time and reappearing…...

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An Amusing Perspective

While the pond in Yard 4 has a gentle incline and is shallow along the edges, the pond in Yard 5 has one side where it gets deep very quickly. Kat and Scott were recently heading to the barn, and, along the way, they drove past the pond in Yard…...

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She Has a Full Schedule. Of Naps. 😁

  Maia continues to be very busy with her full schedule of naps. The other day at dinner, Shirlei remarked how all the elephants were sleepy except for Maia. When she mentioned to Scott how high energy Maia was, Scott had to laugh. He had been checking the cameras throughout…...

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Maia’s Unique Ability

Captivity changes elephants. Even once they arrive at Sanctuary, they can still struggle with complex thinking, problem-solving, and long-distance communication. These skills tend to improve with time, but they don’t seem to develop to the same level that wild elephants are known for having. Maia seems to have a skill…...

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Maia Enjoying Her Jackfruit

Maia doesn’t usually play favorites when it comes to food, but she has a special love for jackfruit. Jackfruit is incredibly sticky, has a sickly strong smell, and is definitely an acquired taste. But most of the girls really like it, and Maia will follow that smell anywhere. Thankfully the…...

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Determined to Fit

During a morning treatment, while the humans were with Mara and Rana along the fence, a nearby Maia decided that her entire body could fit in a nearby mud wallow. Many adjectives can describe Maia, but “little” is never one of them. She is a big girl and doesn’t fit…...

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