Pond Napping. Wallow Napping. Wood Napping. It’s All Good With Maia.


Maia, our pond napper extraordinaire, has been napping in the woods lately. She’s still sleeping in the ponds and mud wallows but has begun periodically disappearing in the woods during the afternoons to nap. We will see her heading in the woods during her usual afternoon nap time and reappearing right around dinner time. It’s Maia, so, while she loves her naps, she will never risk missing a meal!

September 16, 2020


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    Nancy Shaw says

    My Kind of ELE !!

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    Wim says

    Well extremely smart MAIA eating and napping is very important isn’t it. Takes much energy to be super social and the sanctuary Elephant search unit all in one. Your a wonderful sweet giant to watch and be around. ???

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    Paula says

    Es hermoso saber que Maia elige libremente que hacer! Parecería una obviedad pero casi toda su vida, al igual que los demás, estuvo privada de hacerlo? Gracias ESB por devolverles a las damas lo que les pertenece, sus propias vidas❤

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    Audrey says

    So good to know that Maia is enjoying her life, at this great Sanctuary with other elephants. It’s companionship and they are all finally happy doing whatever they want. Wallowing is something these elephants never did in captivity, because they had to perform or do whatever humans wanted. Thank you.

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Love her style!! Love her!!

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    Lila Nieto says

    Very understandable, and lovely!

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    Debbie Sides says

    Love Maia! Such a happy girl!

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    Rosie P says

    Love to hear about their day. This is Maia doing her own thing, being her own person….but never forgetting what is important! Dinner time! LOL! It makes me so happy to think of the ellies being able to come and go at will, to wander, to wallow, to mingle or roam alone. Whatever they wish to do they are free…..that’s happiness.

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    arie says

    Paradise is going for a walk when I want, taking a nap when I feel like it and going to the restaurant when I ‘m hungry. I’m in Paradise! Cheers, Maia ?❤️

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    Carey says

    She is gorgeous!!!

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