Maia has been spending part of her days exploring in Yard 4, often sharing space with Bambi, Mara, and Rana. Because, during the day, Maia positioned herself in a way that made it easy for her to access Yard 3, we opened up for her to see if she was interested in coming to the barn and possibly meeting Pocha and Guillermina through the fence.
Both Pocha and Guillermina were curious about Maia, who had her big personality on display. It’s possible that she wanted to test how they would respond to her strong presence, setting up long-term relationship herd dynamics for who would be most dominant.
Pocha was receptive to touching Maia, while Guille stood somewhat to the side. As you can see here, Pocha did not engage with Maia’s assertiveness and stayed soft throughout the interaction. Guillermina only physically touched Maia a few times, and both were passive; the majority of the interaction was between Pocha and Maia. After a short time, Maia seemed to become bored of the scenario and walked off into Yard 3, leaving Pocha and Guillermina to smell everything that she had touched once she was gone.
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Nannette Stone saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:06 am
This is wonderful. Maia is a star
Alejandra Enquin saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:11 am
Que EMOCIONANTE🙏❤️🐘🐘🐘💚POCHA ES TAN DULCE que ese el puente para llegar .Maia recibii a Mara tambien 😉
Melinda saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:12 am
Wonderful to see their connections with the other elephants developing positively. Hoping Lady comes back soon and bonds with the girls.
Pam saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:13 am
Oh WOW! That was so sweet and beautiful. Blessed Maia.
Cintia Abney saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:22 am
That’s awesome! They didn’t run scared away and were very calm, seems like! Loved it 😍
Katherine saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:22 am
Wonderful progress, every day gets better and better for P and G. Love Maia!
Julie saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:22 am
This is big and beautiful and a dream come true! Pocha appears to be drinking in the experience. Wonderful! Thank you, Maia, for being a really good sister!
Kayle Luthey saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:25 am
This is just precious!
Tammy saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:35 am
Awwww heartwarming to see progress being made every day a little at a time very happy for them 🐘💞🐘😘🐘
Kayle saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:45 am
How long was Maia visiting Pocha & Guillermina? Although the precious video was a minute, I suspect she was there longer?
Sara saysMay 25, 2022 at 12:36 pm
It was about 12-13 minutes total, we’d estimate. Maia walked away after about 10 minutes and then came back for a short time.
Nancy Shaw saysMay 25, 2022 at 10:53 am
Love Mai-Tai !! TOUCHING !! WOW
Wim saysMay 25, 2022 at 11:06 am
How does this feel after solitary life?
Sara saysMay 25, 2022 at 12:25 pm
Probably many emotions being shared!
Lynne Russert saysMay 25, 2022 at 12:18 pm
How exciting!!! Great progress on both sides!!! Whoops Hoooo!!!
Suzanne Eaton saysMay 25, 2022 at 12:35 pm
Oh, my goodness, their meeting is so awesome. Maia you are a rock star for greeting the new girls so sweetly.
Thank you for sharing, Scott and team.
Katie Howard saysMay 25, 2022 at 2:06 pm
I am so proud of all three girls! It couldn’t have gone better! ❤️🐘🐘🐘❤️
Zoi Flores saysMay 25, 2022 at 3:22 pm
This’s my best birthday present!!!! I saw the video earlier this morning but I was in a rush and couldn’t post any comment. This’s absolutely amazing!!! Miss Maia was fantastic and P&G rock!!! Thank you guy.
Sara saysMay 25, 2022 at 3:27 pm
Thanks and happy birthday!
Valerie saysMay 25, 2022 at 4:17 pm
Maia seems so sweet in her touching, like a gentle caress to Pocha
John saysMay 25, 2022 at 5:08 pm
I don’t know who’s cuter, the elephants or Scott!
CRISTINA vielma saysMay 25, 2022 at 5:44 pm
Parece que no hubo en ningún momento ninguna reacción extraña por lo visto tienen curiosidad mutua con las reservas del momento.Me alegro mucho que estén tranquilas y prediciendo, si se me permite un lindo futuro,pero bueno esta relación recién comienza.Saludos!
Charlotte Hansen saysMay 26, 2022 at 1:38 am
Wow! This is so encouraging! I think I have underestimated the big heart of an elephant!
Anita J saysMay 27, 2022 at 1:55 am
I must admit I was so waiting for this first meeting but was so nervous when it was finally happening! Not about any physical hurt of course (the fences are there and our girls are all so gentle!) but the emotional tumult. It must have been epic event for Pocha ad GiGi! Another elephant, one of their own, at long last! So glad it was so soft and gentle and slow. Pocha did not touch Maia. She just let her touch her. And that silence….so unusual for our duo! Amazing encounter…..one to re watched and treasure….Will be awaiting more as time goes by…xoxoxox
Wim saysMay 28, 2022 at 5:27 pm
Reaching out Miss Maia. It looks quite emotional. You’ve got so much in common.
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