Maia

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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Napping in the Mud Wallow

Maia has found a new favorite place for morning naps, and it’s the mud wallow in yard one. Recently, in the mornings, the team arrives at the barn to sometimes find Maia sleeping in the mud wallow. Matheus, who is a (somewhat) new caregiver, was the first one to discover…...

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Maia Has a Very Special Presence About Her

We don’t post many photos of a dry Maia, or a clean Maia, or a Maia standing up, or of Maia not in the pond. It’s not a decision that we make; it’s just because she is usually covered in mud or lying down in the pond. We love all…...

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Maia on the Move

Maia has been all over the habitat recently. We will see her close to Rana & Mara, and, then, a little bit later, she will pop up somewhere else entirely. Then, later that day, Maia will be back with Rana & Mara. She often seems to want to spend only…...

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Who She Was Then. Who She Is Now. ❤️

Maia and Guida (who passed away in June 2019) were our first elephant rescues of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. With all of our new followers, we wanted to talk a little bit about who Maia was when she first arrived, and who she is now. While we give the elephants the…...

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Maia’s Muddy Nap

With Lady happily in Yard 4, Maia and Rana have been checking out the yards closer to the barn. They usually don’t spend much time there (even when they have access). Now that Lady mostly uses those yards, they have renewed interest in that space. With Yards 1, 2, &…...

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