Maia

Sanctuary Memories: Moments of Light

As part of our monthly Sanctuary Memory Series, we are sharing some thoughts from Scott about the feeling that elephants communicate – knowingly or unknowingly – when they arrive at sanctuary. Scott and Kat believe that they are the lucky residents of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, because they get to witness…...

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Maia is Taking It Slowly

Maia continues to wander on her own these days, but remains curious about what the other ladies are doing. She is still spending some relaxing time with Rana, but has been watching Mara, Bambi, and Rana together, just at a distance. On a recent night, Maia was near the barn…...

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Sanctuary Elephant

If you were to ask for a simple description of an elephant’s day here at sanctuary, you might get a joking answer like: nap, eat, chat, poop, nap, eat, play, poop, etc. But, of course, there’s a little more to it than that… sometimes.  As the sun comes up, our…...

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Maia Moves at Her Own Pace

Because Lady has been enjoying time in Yard 5, we have opened up Yards 2, 3, and 4 to Mara, Bambi, Rana, and Maia. Maia’s level of relaxation changes in this scenario, depending on the energy coming from the other three. There are moments when she is settled and watches…...

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Video: Maia’s Watermelon Technique

All five of the elephants here enjoy a daily allotment of fresh produce. Some have their favorites and others have definite dislikes. But, nobody is going to turn down a fresh watermelon.  In this video, Maia decides to dig right in – or rather, step right in. Her watermelon squashing…...

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Elephant Hide and Seek

The elephants seem to be realizing that the seasons are shifting, because they are moving around more often in search of the best green patches to graze. They are gathering more often  across the creek in Yard 4. We can see them from the house and through the cameras, and…...

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