Elephant Diary

Happy Miss Maia

Happy Miss Maia. The way she likes to be, dirty and enjoying her dinner. We had a nice afternoon storm, soaking the girls and everything around them. After the drenching, both ladies proceeded to make themselves dirty all over again....

Read more

Maia Monkey’s Splash and Play Session

Maia decided instead of floating she was in the mood to splash and play. Instead of Maia the pond blob, you get Maia Monkey. It seems floating is for early mornings when she is still tired from the night before, while afternoon swims are good for playing....

Read more

A full pond, a cheeky grin and fuzzy hair. Life is good for Miss Maia.

Here is beautiful Miss Maia sporting her best cheeky grin, sparkling clean fuzzy hair and matching spots. You might be able to tell, her pond is a bit more full today and she is thoroughly enjoying herself. Many have asked if she had access to water in her past. During…...

Read more

Maia the Pond Blob

The pond is only about a week old, and not full yet (although we got a big rain last night), but that isn’t stopping Maia from heading straight for it once she was done with her breakfast. The four wheeler arrived before Guida did and Scott was able to get…...

Read more

Guida: Stronger Inside And Out

This is probably my favorite video yet because it shows the level of physical recovery possible at sanctuary and how extraordinary Guida is. As many of you know, Guida and Maia arrived here together after a lifetime performing in circus. They were confiscated and kept on chains for years while…...

Read more

Maia’s First Dip In Their New Pond

Scott dug the girls a pond just a couple of days ago and because of the rains, it is filling up fast. Yesterday it was just a big puddle but this morning it looked like this. It took a little while to be able to dig because you actually have…...

Read more