Maia

Maia Holds Hands

Maia is well known to be the sanctuary’s resident sleepyhead. She will fall asleep after meals, during foot treatments, or basically any time she wants a nap. Maia has also been known to like some affection when she’s sleepy and will push her stomach through the horizontal fence posts when…...

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Maia is Becoming More Interactive

Maia has been much more interactive with Bambi, Mara, and Rana lately. She seems to have little hesitation when it comes to moving close to the group – even Bambi, who she has kept the most distance from in the past. We have seen her eating breakfast about two fence…...

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First Light Calm

We wrote recently about seeing Maia down in the valley at dawn. For the past couple of weeks, she has been there, grazing at first light on the north side of the creek in Yard 4.  When we talk about sanctuary, we primarily like to focus on the elephants, but…...

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Maia and Rana Work On Dynamics

A few days ago, Maia and Rana were sharing close space and Rana walked over to Maia;  Maia did what you see here: rested her trunk on top of Rana’s head. This is one way that Maia exhibits dominance and it is a sign that she is navigating her way…...

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Maia at Sunrise: A Symbolic Silhouette

On a recent morning, Scott had woken earlier than usual – just as a gorgeous, orange-pink sun was beginning to crest over the horizon. (He and Kat’s house, “The Treehouse,” is ideal for watching sunrises.) It took a few minutes for the light to shine down into the valley but,…...

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Maia Joins the Three Ladies Near the Mud Wallow

After all five elephants received their Valentine’s Day treats courtesy of our donors, Bambi, Mara, and Rana gathered together to enjoy some hay. Maia was in the same area, not too far away, heading in for snacks. Maia chose to walk near the other three elephants after everyone was finished…...

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