Maia

Maia’s Elephant Baby Steps

Maia continues to move even closer to Bambi, Mara, and Rana as the days go by. Over the past couple of months we have seen a general trend of Maia becoming more curious and gaining confidence around the others. ...

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Sleepy Maia Gets a Startle

One of many things we know about elephants is that they walk very quietly. Because of this, they can sneak up on humans, animals, and on other elephants. ...

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Rana and Maia’s Relaxed Afternoon

Rana doesn’t often spend time by herself near the barn, but recently she went off on her own and found herself close to the barn and to Maia. It was time for Lady’s foot treatments, so we shifted Rana and Maia to an adjoining yard to give Lady some space. ...

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Maia and the Three At the Pond

On a recent day, Maia, Bambi, Mara, and Rana were all in Yard 5. Maia was sleeping by the pond – a favorite activity of hers – and the other three girls came by, which woke her up. She walked away from them, but didn’t go far.  About an hour…...

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Happy 5th Re-Birthday to Maia and Guida

Today marks the 5th anniversary of Maia and Guida’s arrival at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. The two taught each other important lessons on how to build relationships with other elephants and Maia learned the necessity of showing vulnerability in order to have lasting friendships. ...

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Rainy Morning With Everyone

Have you ever had the relaxing feeling of waking up to a light rain and knowing that you can do whatever you want, even if that is nothing? Even though the entire concept of sanctuary is autonomy, some mornings feel a little more relaxed and easygoing than normal. ...

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