Elephant Diary

Maia Has a Very Special Presence About Her

We don’t post many photos of a dry Maia, or a clean Maia, or a Maia standing up, or of Maia not in the pond. It’s not a decision that we make; it’s just because she is usually covered in mud or lying down in the pond. We love all…...

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Rana Couldn’t Be Happier

Of course, we can’t talk about how Mara has changed in the past month (see yesterday’s post)  without talking about how Rana has evolved during this time. Like Mara, Rana has also gained a best friend. After Ramba passed, Rana reverted to her people-oriented self. That has completely changed in…...

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Maia on the Move

Maia has been all over the habitat recently. We will see her close to Rana & Mara, and, then, a little bit later, she will pop up somewhere else entirely. Then, later that day, Maia will be back with Rana & Mara. She often seems to want to spend only…...

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Lady’s Choice

The Sanctuary may be in a standard time zone (AMT), but we are actually on Elephant Time. Our followers frequently ask us if the elephants always come over for treatment, and what we do if they don’t come to us for medical treatments. We try to oblige them and cater…...

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The Heaviest Head in All of the World

The elephants love to take morning naps. While they remain awake for morning treatment (most of the time), standing still and being hand-fed fruit (as treats) can be quite exhausting…or at least they act that way. The other morning, after treatment, sleepy Mara walked over to the fence and threw…...

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Who She Was Then. Who She Is Now. ❤️

Maia and Guida (who passed away in June 2019) were our first elephant rescues of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. With all of our new followers, we wanted to talk a little bit about who Maia was when she first arrived, and who she is now. While we give the elephants the…...

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