Maia

Maia’s Emotional Path

It is both promising and fascinating to see Maia approaching Bambi, Mara, and Rana lately and how she has chosen to go about the possibility of building relationships. The dynamics between each individual elephant here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil are complex and those intertwined relationships impact how the herd functions…...

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Like It or Not, It’s Jackfruit Season

This time of year brings an abundant amount of mangoes, but we also get heaps of jackfruit. It can be a divisive type of fruit; it seems that people either love it or they hate it. It has a profoundly sweet aroma that you can smell from 20-yards away, which…...

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Maia Moves Forward – Perhaps With a Little Encouragement

We have spoken about how some elephants respond differently to one caregiver over another. When we are adding new staff, we know that each one will have to learn about the specifics of elephants at sanctuary from the ground up, so we often look for people who have a certain…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Daring to Forgive

Today, as part of our Sanctuary Memories series, Kat reflects back a bit to the early days of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, to a moment signifying the power of forgiveness. ...

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Video: A Relaxed Afternoon With All Five Elephants

Last week, all five of the girls spent a bit of time near each other, which certainly doesn’t happen every day. In the afternoon, they were a little spread out. Lady came to the barn for her footsoaks and treatments, then headed back out to graze in Yard 5. Maia…...

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Miss Maia Comes Ever Closer

As you have seen, Maia has been increasing the amount of time she spends near the other girls. This could be the result of a combination of things – her growing confidence, Bambi’s change in energy, her bonds with old friends like Rana – but we will never know for…...

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