Maia

Maia Seeks Out the Best Spots

Maia is clearly enjoying her blossoming friendships with her fellow herdmates. But she’s still staying true to herself which, in some cases, means taking time alone. Last week, she was at the back of Yard 5 by herself. For some reason, Guillermina hasn’t followed her there, though we know she…...

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Sunday Smile: A Hay Party

This week, Bambi got a little extra hay to help build up her stamina after she laid down and had trouble getting back up. The Sunday Smile shows exactly what happened after Bambi was given her additional snacks. She ate several good bites, but Guillermina promptly shared in the bounty…...

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Who is Sleeping Deep in Yard 4?

While Lady has been in the male Asian yards, the other elephants have been in Yard 4. There’s a spot across the creek in that yard that is gorgeous, but for some reason, the girls don’t go to that frequently. There is a type of red-tipped grass that grows there…...

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Maia, Mara, and Rana Together

We are seeing new configurations of elephants spending time together lately. Where once you would frequently see Bambi with only Rana and Mara, now she’s together with Guillermina and Maia more and more often. Maia has emerged as a solid member of the group of five, along with Bambi, Mara,…...

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Maia and Her Palms

On this particular day, Mara, Maia, Bambi, Rana, and Guillermina were sharing the two larger yards while Lady stayed close to the barn. It was after dinner and the caregivers had set out a number of large palm leaves that had been trimmed because of a construction project, for the…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia and Her Stick

Maia sometimes likes to chew on things like sticks, which she’ll pick up in the habitat or keep from when she’s eating browse. This week’s Sunday Smile shows her heading out of one yard and into another with a stick in tow. Much like people who might like to chew…...

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