Maia’s Dinner

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.

March 30, 2020


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    carey says

    She looks soooo relaxed bless her great big heart

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    Rachel says

    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.

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    Heidi says

    Does she flap her ears like that to cool herself? Or to communicate her feelings?

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      EleComposer says

      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 says

        Thank you! It’s very endearing

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    Bobi StaySee says

    Peace full peaceful so peaceful.

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    Kelejan says

    She looks so happy and contented.

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Yes, I enjoyed seeing Maia havinq dinner and reading your kind comment. You obviously like her a lot.

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    SHEILA says

    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!

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    Barb says

    Oh yes I saw that mouthful ?❤️?. Loved the beauty of Maia having dinner!

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Maia! You are one gorgeous, contented girl! Love the way you chow down that last bite!!

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    Pure bliss! Maia is teaching us all, etiquette and timing! Thank you, Maia, we humans can learn a lot from you! Love you!

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    Rosie P says

    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

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    Sherry says

    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!

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    Will Parker says

    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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