Maia

Maia Joins the Girls in Yard 4

Maia has been doing her usual wandering between Yards 4 and 5 – both spending time on her own and with the others. At one point, Bambi, Mara, Rana, and Guille were all in Yard 4 and so we decided to encourage Maia to shift over with the other elephants…...

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Rana and Maia Get a Bath and a Drink

On one of the days when Rana was roaming Yard 5, she and Maia found themselves across the creek together. They saw Scott, who was more than happy to give them a bath and some fresh water from the hose. Both got a thorough soaking before Maia let him know…...

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Just Being Elephants

Much of what we are able to show of the elephants through photos and videos represents just a small portion of their lives. Most of their days are spent on their own, doing normal elephant activities – which is what this video reflects. ...

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Some Nice Cold Water, Please

After dinner, Mara, Bambi, and Maia headed to the water trough but decided that, even though it had plenty of water inside, they wanted water from the hose instead, which we’ve seen as a somewhat universal thing with all of the elephants we’ve worked with throughout the past 30 years.…...

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Morning Breakfast

On this particular morning, five elephants lined up against the fence in Yard 5 for their early meal. Scott starts off talking to Guille as she enjoys her fresh hay, grain, and produce. Bambi had scooted over near Guille’s pile of food, hoping to share, but ended up stopping and…...

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Bambi is Attentive to Maia

Maia has been enjoying her time in Yard 5, spending days on the far side of the creek, about as far into the habitat as she can go. Recently when she returned for dinner with the group, Bambi was extra attentive to her, walking right over, smelling her, and being…...

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