Maia

Everybody Blinks

Have you ever tried to take a picture when the sun is in your eyes? We humans would probably end up with a photo where the subject is squinting or just has their eyes closed. Some days, the same can be said for elephants. ...

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Maia’s Muddy Morning

Because the clouds are hiding and it’s very dry at the moment, the theme for the time being is keeping wet. The ponds, water troughs, and mud wallows are getting lots of use by all of the elephants. ...

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Maia and Guille At the Mud Wallow

Though it’s technically considered winter here at the sanctuary, it’s actually the hottest part of the year for us. Hot days make for lazy, sleepy elephants who are napping, in search of shade, or hanging out by the mud wallow or pond. The cooler evenings allow them to explore more…...

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Spending Time Near the Barn

Lady has been spending time once again in the male yard, enjoying all of the palms that are at her disposal. While she was there, we thought it would be nice to open up all of the yards for the other five girls. We can’t be sure where they slept…...

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Maia and Guille Have a Food War

There have been a few meal times recently when Maia and Guille have been near each other and have eaten breakfast together. The last several times this has happened, they’ve been engaging in a lighthearted “food war.” Guille will walk away from her food to see what Maia has, then…...

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Maia is Blossoming

Maia seems to be opening herself up to the other elephants much more lately. While she still enjoys spending time on her own on occasion, she seems to take shorter walkabouts than she has in the past. She’s often seen with Guillermina and spends more time in proximity to Rana,…...

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