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Maia – Exploring the Space

While Maia has had access to Yards 4 and 5 for several weeks, she gave Bambi (and therefore Rana and Mara) a wide berth most days. With Mara, Rana, and Bambi near the barn this past week, and with Lady in Yard 3, Maia has largely had Yards 4 and 5 all to herself.

When she realized this, she did a long walkthrough of Yard 4. She eventually ended up across the creek in Yard 4, which has been relatively untouched recently as Mara, Bambi, and Rana haven’t spent much time in that area. They prefer the mud wallow, pond, and grazing near those locations.

Maia can be seen in this area from the office – grazing all day with her ears flapping away.

Photo of Maia, peeking at us (and her dinner).

Comments(19)

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    Barb says

    Lovely “framed pic of Maia”! Precious!

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    Cintia Abney says

    Besutiful Mais

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    John says

    How wonderful that each elephant now has choices. It must be difficult for them initially to adjust from their previous lives where they had none.

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    Lori Hoover says

    That is such a beautiful picture of Maia and the habitat as well. What a treat.

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    Andy says

    Lovely.

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    Julie says

    It seems Mara is spending some Zen alone time getting to know herself better, and your Zen Mara photo matches.
    I am one with the bushes 😊

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    SHEILA says

    AAH SWEET❤️🐘 MAIA! YOU R SO ALONE! IM SURE YOU WILL NEVER GROW TOO CLOSE TO ANYONE AGAIN IT SEEMS SINCE YOU SUFFERED LOSS OF GUIDA 🐘😇AFTER SO MANY YEARS! YES YOU SEEM FRIENDLY BUT DONT WANT ANY LONGTERM ATTACHMENTS IT APPEARS SADLY👍YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL MY DEAR‼️SWEET FACE! JUST LOVE YOUR HOME AND EATING ALOT WALKING ! POND SWIMMING OR SLEEPING! YOU ARE HAPPY IN YOUR LIL WORLD👍 BUT MAIA YOU ARE GETTING 2 NEW SURPRISES VERY SOON! WE WILL JUST SEE WHAT YOU DO WITH 2 MORE LADIES😀😃 MAYBE YOU WILL LOVE THE NEW GALS AND THEY WILL JOIN YOU👍👍

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    Kelejan says

    Kind sad, isn’t it? But loving another means that it hurts when you lose them.

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      Sara says

      We don’t see it as sad, as much as we perceive Maia evolving. And, truly, we do not know how dynamics will change as our herd grows. It’s all a process of learning and adapting.

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    fernande poitras says

    Quelle belle photo vraiment

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    Debbie Sides says

    Beautiful Maia. I love her fuzzy head too.

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    Sunny says

    Sweet Maia ☺

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    Katie Howard says

    That is a phenomenal photo! Beautiful Ms Maia! ❤️

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    So beautiful!

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Maia you beautiful girl. So wonderful that you are free to be with your girlfriends, or just have some alone time. That is what sanctuary is all about. We love you.

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    bo says

    peek-a-boo.
    no, no. peek-a-elephant!!
    cute cute cute.

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    Shane LeRoy says

    Dear sweet MARIA. It’s good 2 see her coming 2 terms with her loss. Elephants too r known 2 b very sensitive. I wish her all the best & she overcomes her grief.

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    Christine Frapwell says

    Fabulous photo!

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    Beautiful photo, beautiful Maia!
    Love this sweet girl!❤️🐘

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