We like to make sure each of our elephant residents receives equal time in the limelight because they are all equally perfect. And we know everyone has an elephant they resonate more with. It’s always a bit of a challenge to write regular posts about Maia because, well, she’s Maia.
Maia is a super easy elephant. She is cheeky, silly, a little rough around the edges, but we wouldn’t want her any other way. The elephant she is now is vastly different than the elephant who arrived here 3 years ago. She has worked hard to learn to trust and open up emotionally, and how easy she is now, is a testament to how far she has come. We are very proud of her.
She makes us laugh every day, but there generally isn’t a lot to say in regards to regular updates on her. Although lately she and Rana have been spending more time side by side again, and Maia checks in with Lady through the fence from time to time, her days are a little bit of eat, nap, float, nap, float, and repeat. But she definitely isn’t complaining. It’s her life, her choice, and it seems to bring her immense amounts of joy. And if she’s happy, we’re happy, and we hope you feel the same. ❤️
Video of Maia eating dinner. It’s peaceful and quiet, and unexciting in the best way. She is completely perfect and gorgeous, just like always. (If you watch to the end, you can watch her shove a massive amount of hay into her mouth.) Rana ate dinner near her, a little out of camera range.
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carey saysMarch 30, 2020 at 4:27 pm
She looks soooo relaxed bless her great big heart
Rachel saysMarch 30, 2020 at 4:43 pm
Beautiful. Watching her made me smile and my soul rest – as what usually happens when I watch these videos. And you’re right – she’s perfect just the way she is. Sweet soul for sure. Thank you.
Heidi saysMarch 30, 2020 at 4:57 pm
Does she flap her ears like that to cool herself? Or to communicate her feelings?
EleComposer saysMarch 31, 2020 at 12:10 pm
Flapping is for everything – it’s for cooling, for bugs, for communication. When she’s just chilling out and eating like that, the ear-flapping will be for bugs, especially since it wasn’t that hot out.
Heidi saysMarch 31, 2020 at 9:11 pm
Thank you! It’s very endearing
Bobi StaySee saysMarch 30, 2020 at 5:10 pm
Peace full peaceful so peaceful.
Kelejan saysMarch 30, 2020 at 5:15 pm
She looks so happy and contented.
Muriel Servaege saysMarch 30, 2020 at 5:38 pm
Yes, I enjoyed seeing Maia havinq dinner and reading your kind comment. You obviously like her a lot.
SHEILA saysMarch 30, 2020 at 6:17 pm
maia, ?really loves her hay❗️ actually shes a “foodie”. she loves her treats as much as she loves her pond times‼️?. yes shes a very easy day to day gal! no health issue❤️?❤️ love her big ears!
Barb saysMarch 30, 2020 at 6:20 pm
Oh yes I saw that mouthful ?❤️?. Loved the beauty of Maia having dinner!
JoAnn Merriman Eaton saysMarch 30, 2020 at 6:20 pm
Maia! You are one gorgeous, contented girl! Love the way you chow down that last bite!!
Sallie Robbins-Druian saysMarch 30, 2020 at 8:14 pm
Pure bliss! Maia is teaching us all, etiquette and timing! Thank you, Maia, we humans can learn a lot from you! Love you!
Rosie P saysMarch 31, 2020 at 3:43 am
It is very relaxing watching our lovely Maia casually graze…..and make a huge clump of grass disappear!!! Wonderful! No rush, the birds are singing, the sky is blue and all is well in Maia’s world. You derserve this, sweetheart. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sherry saysMarch 31, 2020 at 8:52 am
We can all learn from animals; how they team work with their families, how they communicate, what they eat and how they
sleep, their habitats and so much more!
When I retired I needed a hobby and started studying elephants and doing a lot of research and reading. They are amazing!
At this time I found out about the elephant sanctuaries in America and GSE. I am grateful you care and exist!! Thank. you!
Will Parker saysApril 1, 2020 at 9:26 am
Looking at Maia is seeing creation in the mirror of earth. She’s so absolute delightful to watch. What a wonderful world she brings.
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