Maia

Sunday Smile: Up Close With Maia and Guille

Have you ever tried to take a selfie where you and your friend are perfectly centered? It can be more difficult than you expect. This week’s Sunday Smile shows Maia and Guillermina side by side, getting their photo taken – and it seems like they’re perhaps trying to prepare for…...

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The Girls and Their Bug Spray

In this video, Scott narrates as he gives elephants some natural bug spray in their noses. He explains this is a homemade, non-toxic formula that is safe for them to ingest, should they decide they would like to do a taste test. We spray it on them each day, but…...

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Maia and Guille Have a Quiet Afternoon

During the afternoon, Maia and Guille were hanging out in the yards near the barn. They were relatively quiet all afternoon – very soft and easy. Scott had renovated the mud wallow in Yard 1, so they both decided to get in, acting cute and silly, but not over the…...

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Maia’s Journey To Open Up

In the morning, Mateus was working with Rana at the treatment barn, while Mara, Bambi, and Maia were nearby in one of the yards by the barn; it was a warm day so they were all super sleepy. Guille was in a neighboring yard because she was not sleepy and…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia Finds Some Mud

Now that the first rain has arrived, it’s even more common to see the elephants celebrating the moisture and resulting mud that came with it. This week’s Sunday Smile is Maia, fully inhabiting the spirit of this long-awaited occasion. She is covered in mud, just as she likes it. Some…...

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Maia and Guille Graze Near Guida’s Grave

Prior to the dry season, we bushhog the yards to make sure that the grass is short, so that it stays nice for the elephants. We alternate where we cut, so there’s always some fresh-cut grass growing around the habitat. There is some new growth currently in the area of…...

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