Maia

Maia and Guille Get Silly

Near the end of the day, the caregivers heard a loud trumpet but weren’t sure exactly who was calling out. They went to check on the elephants and found Maia partially lying down and Guillermina halfway sitting on her. Clearly they were playing. In fact, Guille was scratching her bottom…...

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Happy 7th Re-Birthday, Maia!

Today marks seven years since Maia first crossed the threshold from her transport crate and onto sanctuary soil. It’s difficult to fathom that it’s been so many years since Maia and Guida came to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil together. Maia has seen so much change and has lived with great happiness…...

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Maia and Guillermina Go Fishing

Maia and Guillermina found themselves together one afternoon and we decided to give them a treat that was also an activity. There were some leftover fruits and vegetables from the morning. We placed some carrots and apples in the water trough, giving them the opportunity to go “fishing” for snacks.…...

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Maia’s Pre-Breakfast Mud Bath

While Lady was spending time in the male Asian yard, the other elephants were gathered in Yard 5 between the pond and the barn yards. They were in good spirits and a little rumbly. Everyone was relaxed and very near each other rather than being spread out or situated in…...

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Maia and Guillermina Enjoy Their Palms

Generally, Maia and Guillermina are pretty fast eaters. It’s best not to feed them before the other ladies have been located and fed, otherwise they might just head over and try to share in their sisters’ food. So caregiver Shirlei was keeping an eye on the two of them, offering…...

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Maia Brings a Snack to Dinner

During the afternoon, since Lady was in the male Asian yard, the other five elephants had access to Yards 4 and 5. We found Rana, Mara, Bambi, and Guillermina in Yard 4 around dinnertime, but Maia did not show up with the group. Since we know Maia loves her food,…...

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