Maia

Maia Shows Many Aspects of Her Personality – All In One Morning

Because Ingo is still getting used to the needs and personality traits of each of the elephants, and because he seems to enjoy footwork, we have been dedicating time to each girl’s feet over the past few weeks. Of course, it is still the rainy season – the best time…...

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Know Your Elephant: Identifying Maia

For the next five Saturdays, we are going to give you some tips on things to look for if you need help identifying each elephant. Sometimes it can be hard for those of us who don’t live with the girls and see them every day to tell one from another,…...

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Ingo and Maia Work Together

In this video, you can see Ingo doing footwork on Maia. On Maia’s first day of footwork, Ingo shadowed Scott to see how we do things and observe how the elephants reacted to his presence and his energy. So far, everything has been positive in that area. On Ingo’s second…...

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Bambi and Maia: A Few Steps Closer

This week, Bambi and Maia seemed to interact a bit more, though not really directly. They seemed to be performing what Shirlei described as a “dance” around each other. While keeping an eye on one another, they moved in a circle from the training wall, to an area near the…...

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Mara and Maia Have a Calm Interaction

A few days ago, Mara was on a solo trip to the barn for dinner. As Mateus and Kairo were setting up the gates so she could head into the smaller yards, Maia showed up and was standing fairly near Mara. They realized that Maia had joined her when they…...

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The Four Ladies At the Fence

As the construction team continues to work on the male Asian elephant habitat, we noticed Bambi, Mara, Rana, and Maia all lined up along the nearby fenceline to take a look. We’re not exactly sure what was so interesting to them that day, but we did note that it was…...

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