Maia

Guillermina, Bambi, and Maia Along the Fence Line

Here we get a close look at the lovely faces of Guillermina, Bambi, and Maia as they stand along the fence line after dinner. Guillermina is there to check for scraps from her neighbors’ piles, as well as to get some good quality time with her friends. You can see…...

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Everyone is Very Vocal

Right now, we have a very vocal group of elephants at sanctuary. There has been so much chatting going on, mostly between the two groups of girls: Mara and Rana and then Maia and Bambi – with plenty of Guillermina in there for good measure. She seems to have a…...

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Five Girls Along the Fence Line

As Scott explains in this video, it had been a while since all five elephants had shared close quarters with one another. But on this afternoon, they had been together for nearly the entire day. It’s possible that the dynamics that continue to evolve have taken yet another turn. The…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia Hugs Bambi’s Face

The caregivers report that many times when they drive up and approach Maia and Bambi, Maia is in a pose where she’s hugging Bambi’s face. It happens so often that Maia will occasionally stop eating (it’s true!) to wrap her trunk around Bambi’s face, as a sign of affection. It’s…...

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A Guillermina Sandwich

Bambi and Maia have been in the back of Yard 4 for several days now, with Guillermina joining them almost all of the time. She does go away to visit the other elephants, but always seems to come back to Bambi and Maia. ...

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Scott With All Five Elephants

As we mentioned yesterday, the five elephants here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil have been spending more time near one another, though the distance between them varies depending on the situation. Here you can see Rana and Mara enjoying some hay. Guillermina, who had been standing with them, decided she would…...

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