Remembering How Far They Have Come!


We have many new followers recently who have been asking about Maia and Guida’s history. For ThrowBackThursday we figured we would share their two-year re-birthday video from October of 2018. It shows a tiny snippet of their past but also gives a visual reference to the physical and emotional healing they have undergone since their arrival.

Maia and Guida’s relationship didn’t develop overnight, but they were willing to put the work into getting it to the caring and loving place it is at now. They also have shown they are willing to work on their newest relationship with Rana.

For those who already know our first two lovely ladies, it’s a chance to enjoy the video again. We’ve certainly seen it more than a few times, and it still makes us a little teary and so proud of how far they have come.

February 28, 2019


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    Vicky says

    I think that we all have tears every time we see this video. I can’t watch the “before” stuff anymore, although I know that it needs to be shown to understand. These 2 girls are something else-you can just see the pain/sadness slipping away since being at sanctuary. We are all so proud of Maia & Guida and so thankful to Scott & Kat for taking us on this journey with them.

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    Linda Lalonde says

    How beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes for sure.

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    Sherry says

    They are loving life now, because of you Global Sanctuary for Elephants!! They deserve it and so do many other elephants and
    other wild animals who need a loving caring home!!!
    Thank you, sanctuary, for your caring and loving home for these beautiful animals.

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    Debbie Sides says

    Beautiful. My wish for all captive beings is to have sanctuary as magical as ESB.

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    Maggie says

    I too never tire of seeing this video. It still brings tears to my eyes. I love the way Guida chooses to climb up the mound rather than walk around it also love Maia doing her handstand. They are two beautiful ele’s and are soooo happy. It is truly wonderful to see them live like this. Thank you Scott and Kat once again for saving them, loving them and helping them to heal. You truly are ????’S huge hugs and love coming your way. ????

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    Kelejan says

    In The Global Sanctuary they both look so RIGHT. Thanks to Scott and Kat, and all the people there and all others who contribute to support these wonderful beings.

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