Elephant Diary

Lady’s New Foot Soak Tub

Lately, Lady has been back to her pattern of having a good day, followed by a more challenging day. She has moments when she’s very light and seems soft and present with her caregivers, rumbling when they are around. The next day might find her quieter and less communicative in…...

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Mara and Her African Elephant Influences

Some of you have been wondering about what caused Mara and Bambi’s “breakup” and why Mara seems to have turned away from Bambi. The truth is that we don’t know, but we do think there is something in Mara’s background that could impact the way she relates to other elephants…...

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Sunday Smile: A Peaceful Bambi and Maia

There are some days when the internet isn’t a happy place to be. Sometimes it seems like there’s only bad news or angry words. For this week’s Sunday Smile, we want to cleanse your timeline with a quick, peaceful moment that will hopefully allow you to take a deep, healing…...

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Maia’s Subtle Ear Wiggle

There are very subtle things that you begin to notice once you’ve been working with elephants for many years. In this video, Maia is standing next to Bambi and gently touching her face. We can tell that Maia is excited by the tiny things that she does. For instance, around…...

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Transformation Over Ten Years + Maia’s Journey

This year, as we celebrate ten years of Global Sanctuary for Elephants, we wanted to take a moment to talk about transformation and what can happen over the course of a decade. Maia’s journey sometimes mirrored our own in a way, as she found joy, experienced loss, and made her…...

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Rana Shares Space With Maia and Bambi

After Bambi, Maia, Mara, and Rana spent a part of the evening in Yard 1 as a foursome, Maia and Bambi ended up going back into Yard 5, while the other two elephants stayed in the yards near the barn. They all remained in their spots overnight. At one point…...

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