Maia

Maia’s Subtle Ear Wiggle

There are very subtle things that you begin to notice once you’ve been working with elephants for many years. In this video, Maia is standing next to Bambi and gently touching her face. We can tell that Maia is excited by the tiny things that she does. For instance, around…...

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Transformation Over Ten Years + Maia’s Journey

This year, as we celebrate ten years of Global Sanctuary for Elephants, we wanted to take a moment to talk about transformation and what can happen over the course of a decade. Maia’s journey sometimes mirrored our own in a way, as she found joy, experienced loss, and made her…...

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Rana Shares Space With Maia and Bambi

After Bambi, Maia, Mara, and Rana spent a part of the evening in Yard 1 as a foursome, Maia and Bambi ended up going back into Yard 5, while the other two elephants stayed in the yards near the barn. They all remained in their spots overnight. At one point…...

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Four Ladies Share One Yard

Because Lady is still spending time in the male Asian yards, we opened up the remaining yards so the other five elephants could roam wherever they wanted to go. During the evening, there was what sounded like a loud Rana trumpet. Just to make sure all was well, Scott and…...

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Bambi and Maia are Happy Sisters

The magic of sanctuary never loses its wonder. That’s the sentiment at the forefront of our minds today as we watch the friendship between Maia and Bambi continue to unfold. Both elephants have their own backstories, with twists, turns, and heartbreak, that has led them to this place. And watching…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia Gets Closer

We make an effort to remove ourselves from the everyday lives of the elephants, except when  necessary. We find that the fewer interactions with humans the girls have, the more content they become and the more they focus on their relationships with each other. Many of you may not realize…...

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