Maia

A Rare Evening With All Five Ladies

One recent night, Mara was in Yard 1, near the itchy-scratchy tree, when the habitat erupted in loud rumbles. We checked the cameras to see Bambi running full speed from Yard 2 into Yard 1 to be “reunited” with her friend. Rana was close behind, walking at a slightly more leisurely…...

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Maia – Our Resident Tank

Maia has continued to be on the move – and to be a tank. It feels like every time we check on her, she’s somewhere else. It’s not uncommon to see her in Yard 5, across the creek in Yard 4, and near the back of Yard 3… all in the same…...

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A Long Journey: The Learning Curve For New Caregivers

Elephants, particularly older individuals and those dealing with injuries and ailments, require a particular kind of care at sanctuary. Elephants are unique in their needs and their healing processes – so even those with experience caring for animals have a lot to learn about the specialized care required in this…...

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Maia Likes a Good Nap

Maia recently came in the medical chute for some footwork on her front feet. Her need for foot trimming is minimal at this point, but we still do maintenance on her pads and nails to keep them healthy. A couple of weeks ago we did her back feet; this week…...

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Maia Naps and Gets Some Extra Love

On a recent evening trip to check on the girls, Maia was spending time in Yard 3 – which she hasn’t done in a while. She surprised us and we almost drove right past her on the four-wheelers. The gates are often open and the girls can choose where they…...

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Maia – Exploring the Space

While Maia has had access to Yards 4 and 5 for several weeks, she gave Bambi (and therefore Rana and Mara) a wide berth most days. With Mara, Rana, and Bambi near the barn this past week, and with Lady in Yard 3, Maia has largely had Yards 4 and…...

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