Maia, Mara, and Rana Together

We are seeing new configurations of elephants spending time together lately. Where once you would frequently see Bambi with only Rana and Mara, now she’s together with Guillermina and Maia more and more often. Maia has emerged as a solid member of the group of five, along with Bambi, Mara, Rana, and Guille, and shares space comfortably with all of them. 

In this video, Maia stands next to Mara and Rana. She has come upon some hay left in the habitat by the caregivers. While Mara quietly stands next to her friends, Rana takes a few steps closer to Maia, hoping to share her snacks. Maia seems very relaxed here and appears to have no problem splitting the bounty with her eager friend.


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    Johnny says

    Rana: The definition of nonchalant. 🐘

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    Carey says

    So happy that Maia has become a solid group member. She must be much more content, and the others too. Great to witness the ongoing journeys. Guille really did change that dynamic for Maia. Wonderful to see how your sanctuary and management style is having such effects on these lovely characters.

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    Patricia says

    Smoochies, darlings! Love every minute, Auntie Patricia

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    Sheila says

    Oh Maia. Ur such a sweet chunky lady. I very happy u appear out of ur depression of loosing Guida. It was a long time but ur doing well with Rana and Mara. Even with Guillie and Bambi . Did Rana tell you she wanted you to be Matriarch when she passes and she wants u to understudy the ladies Mara and Bambi and Guille@!

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