Maia

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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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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