Maia the Pond Blob, Part 3

We had a few supporters asking questions about how frequently elephants breathe after our last pond video, so we’ve recorded this little video for those who want a visual understanding.

This is Maia in one of our ponds, breathing normally. To answer some questions in advance – yes, this is entirely normal behavior; yes, Maia is perfectly fine, and, no, we can’t watch it without laughing either. For those who are wondering, an elephant breathes about six times every minute.

January 2, 2020


Maia the Pond Blob Parts 1 and 2:


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    Carol says

    My question is does the muddy water make Maia cleaner of dirtier????

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      EleComposer says

      The water isn’t muddy, it’s just the color because of the soil. It makes her nice and clean. 🙂

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    Eve Dagny Brattland says

    What a delightful video! Thank you for sharing ?

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    Sherry says

    I just watched the movie “The Elephant Queen” about a herd in Africa and their matriarch, Athena. She leads them to water
    and they survive. At this timeline in the movie there was a drought on the African plain. This is a great learning video. I watched it on Apple TV.
    They cannot live without water.

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Enjoyed watching this video!

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    Barbara says

    That’s so cute! She is quite happy in the water ♥️?

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    Kelejan says

    We learn something every day and I find it fascinating.

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    CyrAnn says

    She defiantly is enjoying her spa treatment!!!!!!!
    I didn’t realize they can hold their breath for so long! I’m always learning something new with these wonderful Ellie’s……..

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    Lori Hoover says

    LOLOL I’m trying to figure out if her eyes ever peek over the surface in this video? I don’t think so, do they? She certainly seems to be sniffing the cameraperson out though, doesn’t she? Thank you for sharing, Maia is an adorable Pond Blob.

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    Bobi StaySee says

    Funny, two rocks and a snake; Maia floating in the pond Ramba was resting in while Rana stood over – then climbed over Ramba only a couple of weeks ago. Thank you for sharing, so soothing to watch and listen for the breath.

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    JC Tryon says

    While bathing, do they ever roll over? Now THAT would be a sight!!

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    Allison Millman says

    I have never seen anything that made my heart smile this much. I just love this! Thank you for sharing this. Pure joy!

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