Maia

Elephant Gathering

We had an elephant party this week, which happens some mornings. The girls gathered together and had a vocal celebration just before breakfast. The elephants seem to have more energy before their morning meal, after which they often nap in the shade. ...

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Observing Maia’s Ear

You may have noticed at some point that Maia has scar tissue on her right ear which looks like a puffy area towards the base of her ear. It’s about the size of a hand and has been there since she came to sanctuary; we suspect that it’s a result…...

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Maia’s Relaxing Splash

Among all of the elephants here at ESB, Maia is one of the biggest fans of the pond and enjoys her frequent time in whatever form of water she decides on that day. While this video has no sound, it gives a glimpse of the true joy that something as…...

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Five Girls Together

What you see in this photo – five elephants spending time together – is happening now more than it has before. (From L to R: Guillermina, Maia, Mara, Bambi, and Rana) The girls often hang out at different times in different configurations, but seeing these five collected in one group…...

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Five Girls at Weigh-Ins

Since it was time for weigh-ins, we took advantage of the elephants moving between Yards 4 and 5 to bring them into the barn where the scale is. The Powerpuff Girls were the first three through the chute, stopping on the scale momentarily, and then moving into the barn. They…...

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Sunday Smile: Muddy Maia

We don’t often get the opportunity to get photos or videos of Bambi and Maia spending time together, just the two of them. But we were lucky to be able to capture it on this particular afternoon, while they were just hanging out and grazing. For this week’s Sunday Smile,…...

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