Maia

Rainy Season Is Coming to a Close

The rainy season has its many challenges, but if we are honest, we’d have to say nobody is excited when the dry season arrives. At least we aren’t, and neither are the elephants who love the rain and never seem to tire of it. Our laundry dries way faster, but…...

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The Pond, Some Palms, and a Bath

After spending the morning in the pond, Maia got out for a brief break to enjoy a snack pile that Kat left her – some palm fronds and a small amount of fruit. Kat was nearby cleaning a water trough along a fence, so Maia headed over for a drink…...

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Maia’s Dinner

We like to make sure each of our elephant residents receives equal time in the limelight because they are all equally perfect. And we know everyone has an elephant they resonate more with. It’s always a bit of a challenge to write regular posts about Maia because, well, she’s Maia.…...

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A Sleepy Less Compliant Maia

Sometimes, a sleepy Maia is a little less compliant. Maia spends a lot of time in the ponds. Shirlei was recently out feeding the girls breakfast and found Maia in the pond. If mornings start out warm, Maia can be found going for a dip, so it wasn’t surprising or…...

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Maia’s Annual Health Checkup

The health of the elephants in our care is always our priority. We monitor them for any changes in their physical state or behaviors and proceed accordingly. They also get regular “checkups,” which includes doing annual blood work. If we see any reasons for concern or notice any changes in…...

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Maia, the Pond Blob, Part IV ?

While Rana and Lady have been busy watching each other through the fence, Maia has also been very busy…. busy being a pond blob. On recent mornings, she is in the pond in Yard 5. Rana seems to gravitate more towards Yard 5 recently, which may be why the Pond…...

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