Maia’s Other Speed


Maia has two speeds. We recently did a “day in the life of Maia” post that showcased how much she loves to move. We wanted to do another one demonstrating her other speed, zero speed.

Recently, Maia spent an entire day in proximity of Yard 1. After breakfast, she took a standing nap under itchy scratchy tree, and then followed up with a lying down nap in the mud wallow next to the tree.

Maia seems to enjoy those days as much as the days she spends running around. On her lazy days, she appears to have no thoughts of the other elephants. Her priorities are eating, relaxing, and napping- sanctuary style.

It sounds like a lovely way to spend a day.

Photo of Maia during one of her daily naps, looking like the queen of mud wallows.

July 28, 2020


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    Nancy Shaw says

    THAT IS WONDERFUL ! hahahha

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    Pam Knaggs says

    Maia and I have more in common than I thought! Her priorities are in perfect alignment with my own!

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    Wim says

    Good girl Maia, you can’t run around every day. Everybody loves a mud sticking day now and again. Enjoying is a wonderful way of life.

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    Bo says

    One word on Maia her mind: paradise!
    And Rana, Lady and Mara know it too 🙂

    Isn’t that just the most heartwarming view?!!

    Oh yes indeed, if we didn’t know what sanctuary style is, Maia is showing us 🙂

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    Jillyp says

    There’s nothing like a standing up nap followed by a lying down nap in the mud ☺️ Happy Maia ??❤️

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    Carol Anderson says

    Maia, I too love a good nap. Its a wonderful thing.

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    Leslie Sodaro says

    It is almost as if she googled “Sandals Resort” … some days lots of activity, some days not. love a woman of independent though Ms Maia.

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    Barb says

    Miss Maia Mudwallow sounds like a great title for a children’s book. Love hearing about the girl’s days at ESB!

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    Sheila says

    Oh good for u maia??. Well u know a girl just has to get her “beauty ?sleep and mud masks “. Frome time to time??. Night shift patrol is hard on the body sometimes just too quiet so its better to take a day off sometimes! Plus stay closer to the treat pail at barn

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    Paula says

    Muy bien Maia!
    Eso sí que es disfrutar la vida, hermosa dama!
    Yo sigo celebrando su acreditación, mucha alegría, mucho orgullo y mucha admiración! ❤

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    Nishant Bhajaria says

    What a beautiful photo!

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    Rosie P says

    It makes my day seeing a happy elephant. Life is so different now for magnificent Maia. She can do as she likes….to wallow or not to wallow, that is the question. But choices are easy to make now. Enjoy your life in this fabulous place, sweet darling.
    Such a fabulous photo!

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