Maia is on the left (by herself), Mara is in the middle, Rana is on the right. They have been interacting occasionally along the fence today, but Maia has still not shared space with Mara.
Maia seemed a little sleepy, cranky, and disinterested this morning, so we decided it would not be a good “first day” for them to share space. We think we are likely to let Maia in with them tomorrow. Rana and Maia know each other very well. Everyone is doing well, and it is a much quieter day here today.
The video below was taken a short time after the one above:
Rana is on the left, Mara is in the middle, and Maia is behind Mara on the other side of the fence. Mara and Maia had been socializing along the fence for around ten minutes and were being very vocal before Scott started doing a Facebook Live video. They were trumpeting and Mara was squeaking. Once he started filming, they got quieter, but it is still sweet to watch.
The video is a little grainy as Scott is far away and it is dusk. Once the sun goes down, everything changes in the elephants. They become softer, sweeter, and a little more in touch. It is just a sweet and gentle time. Mara has still not been in the same yard with Maia, but we will likely try it tomorrow.
For those wondering about Lady, she is around one kilometer away.