Maia continues to hang out in Yard 5. She seems very content to be grazing there. As the creeks are flowing well these days, they provide a pristine water source convenient to grazing and a small collection pool for squishing and coating herself in mud. As a result, she isn’t leaving her favorite pasture often.
When she needs a break, we catch her blobbing in the shallow end of the Yard 5 pond. We often describe her as a pond blob and occasionally post photos of it, but pictures don’t capture what it means to be a pond blob.
Here’s a shorter video of Maia in full pond blob mode. This is what she will look like for up to a couple of hours. Elephants have slow respiration—breathing about six times per minute, so this is entirely normal behavior…for Maia at least.
Hope your Saturday is as relaxing as Maia’s is!