Maia

Video: Maia’s Expressive Eyes

Maia has eyes that are uniquely expressive and show her excitement or curiosity in a dramatic and charming fashion. She often wants to know what is going on around her, but doesn’t always turn her head or her body, as other elephants might. Instead, she uses her eyes, moving them…...

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Snap, Crackle, and Pop Go the Tree Limbs

If you are looking for an elephant who knows how to entertain herself, then Maia is your girl. While she is spending more time with the other ladies than before, she still enjoys solo walks through some of the wooded areas of the habitat. And, when she is in the…...

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Video: Maia Tries On the New Mud Wallow for Size

Last week, we had a chance to refurbish the water trough in Yard 4. Our team dug up some of the area around the trough and plumbed a water line so that we can fill the wallow with the emptied trough water. And, of course, whenever you turn over fresh…...

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Maia’s Carefree Day

On a recent evening, it seemed that Maia was particularly in tune with her surroundings and was moving around and interacting with others in a very light way. As many of you know, Mara, Bambi, and Rana are often inclined to come to the barn for dinner. This evening, Maia…...

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Everyone Goes Exploring In Unexpected Places

Most of the elephants here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil have spots that they enjoy in each yard. Sometimes they get into a pattern of staying in the same spots at roughly the same times of the day during particular parts of the season. Out of practicality, there are some things…...

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Video: Maia Enjoys Her Snack

Maia is moving quickly toward a snack that’s been placed for her in the habitat. She can be quite a fast eater when she wants to be – as you can see! It’s just another peaceful moment at sanctuary, watching Maia flutter her ears as the birds sing around her....

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