Most of our elephant residents will wait for us to find them at mealtime. Not Maia. When she hears the 4-wheelers driving around, she starts looking for us. This habit of hers can leave us going in circles while she follows behind us.
Recently, we saw her across the creek earlier in the day, so we started looking for her in that area. We drove around more than once and couldn’t find her. As we searched, we kept looking over our shoulders to see if she would pop up behind us. We joked about how, if anyone was watching, they would think we were paranoid.
After searching through one yard, we headed into another, continuing to keep an eye out for Maia. Checking over our shoulders one more time, we saw Maia pop up on the road, looking for her dinner. Thankfully she is tolerant of our inability to find her as easily as she finds us.
Photo of Maia
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John saysMay 16, 2021 at 3:20 pm
(big cheesy smile)
SHEILA saysMay 16, 2021 at 3:24 pm
OH MAIA! U R A BIG❤️ SWEET? TANK GIRL❤️! LIKELY JUST THINKING YOU HAVE TO KEEP THEM GUESSING! I GUESS SHE THINKS SHE HAS TO LOOK FOR THE FOOD MOBILE , BUT THE FOOD TRUCK KEEPS MOVING AROUND! PERHAPS SHES WAITING FOR THE DRIVER TO CALL OUT TO HER. “MAIA! COME FOR UR FOOD GIRL”. ? AND SHE WILL RUN TO THE FOOD MOBILE?? THEN AGAIN MAYBE MAIA LIKE LY WANTS TO PLAY A HIDE N SEEK GAME TO WORK UP AN APPETITE?? PLUS NOT GIVE AWAY HER FAVORITE HIDING AND SLEEPING PLACES?
Charlotte Hansen saysMay 16, 2021 at 3:26 pm
I love hearing about these lovely ladies’ personalities and the antics they get up to! Thank you for learning so much from them and sharing your insights and observations with us, who also adore them.
Tammy saysMay 16, 2021 at 4:07 pm
Maia is such a silly girl on a very serious mission it doesnt take her long to win that game! ??
Andrew Pearson saysMay 16, 2021 at 4:09 pm
It is fascinating to hear the adventures the Elephants have in the Sanctuary.
Andrew Pearson saysMay 16, 2021 at 4:12 pm
It is very frustrating commenting on this Elephant as what ever you write is not acceptable. I may have to join another one who is not so picky and withdraw my support
Kat Blais saysMay 18, 2021 at 7:29 pm
I’m sorry you feel that way, but our comments don’t instantly post. They go through a spam filter and then wait to be approved. So comments that are posted late at night, or on weekends, take longer to get approved since our staff isn’t working and either Scott or myself (Kat) are the ones that go in and approve them for posting. It’s the only way to do it and protect the website, so I hope you understand.
Carol saysMay 16, 2021 at 4:25 pm
Wim saysMay 16, 2021 at 4:41 pm
Maia the Master Sleuth.
She can smell humans wherever she’s hiding.
Barb saysMay 16, 2021 at 4:47 pm
Hide and seek is a fav of all and Maia steps it up a notch :o)
Lori Hoover saysMay 16, 2021 at 5:11 pm
Awww, that is a lovely picture of Maia, one of the loveliest I have seen.
JoAnn Merriman-Eaton saysMay 16, 2021 at 5:46 pm
Hahahaha! Maia has you guys figured out. Love this beautiful photo.
Camilla Carter saysMay 16, 2021 at 6:34 pm
It’s ok Maia I too follow food trucks.???
Debbie Sides saysMay 16, 2021 at 8:06 pm
Maia is too cute! Peekaboo I see you!
Pat saysMay 16, 2021 at 8:33 pm
Maia ,so smart, she has your number,guys. Love her hide and seek fun.
Sallie saysMay 17, 2021 at 2:22 am
Maia, you are the ”Girl Scout” of Elephants! You are always prepared and ready for food action! Bravo!
Sunny saysMay 18, 2021 at 3:24 pm
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