Maia

A Sleepy Less Compliant Maia

Sometimes, a sleepy Maia is a little less compliant. Maia spends a lot of time in the ponds. Shirlei was recently out feeding the girls breakfast and found Maia in the pond. If mornings start out warm, Maia can be found going for a dip, so it wasn’t surprising or…...

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Maia’s Annual Health Checkup

The health of the elephants in our care is always our priority. We monitor them for any changes in their physical state or behaviors and proceed accordingly. They also get regular “checkups,” which includes doing annual blood work. If we see any reasons for concern or notice any changes in…...

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Maia, the Pond Blob, Part IV 😆

While Rana and Lady have been busy watching each other through the fence, Maia has also been very busy…. busy being a pond blob. On recent mornings, she is in the pond in Yard 5. Rana seems to gravitate more towards Yard 5 recently, which may be why the Pond…...

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Our Gifted Ear-Flapper :)

UPDATE:  You are all too good at this!!  🙂  Yes, it’s Maia!  100% correct!!  Well done!! Who wants to guess? Who thinks they know the answer? Part of the reason for doing these posts is that many people have said they have trouble telling the girls apart. There are little…...

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Rana and Maia Along the Fence

Rana and Maia’s relationship is continuing to deepen. They still aren’t together all the time, but when they are together, they are more at ease with each other. The two are frequently touching and seem relaxed and mellow when in each other’s company. It’s magical that they are finally “finding”…...

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Treatment Day for Maia and Rana

It’s a treatment day for Maia and Rana, and they were both far from the barn. We try to work with their choices to the best of our abilities, so we decided to do their treatments along the fence line to disturb their day as little as possible. Especially since…...

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