Guida

Baby Steps Forward

For those who are missing Maia, a sleepy breakfast closeup. Maia is doing well, and we know people worry about her being the odd man out, but we all process things at our own speed, and sometimes, that is what is needed to move on, learn our life lessons, and…...

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“Eating Someone’s Head” Behavior

So……when we refer to Maia ‘eating someone’s head’, this is what we’re talking about. It is not an uncommon behavior for Asian elephants- it can be playful, demonstrative, and everywhere in between. Maia doesn’t actually bite during this behavior, although we refer to it as ‘eating,’ she just has her…...

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Maia and Ramba Rubs

People have asked if Maia is around, and sometimes she is, and sometimes she’s not. All three elephants have access to the full habitat until night feed, so it’s their choice where they go when. This afternoon Maia and Ramba met up. Ramba is in the foreground, and Maia is…...

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How Fantastically Green Everything Is Already

We were looking on the camera for elephants this afternoon, and the first thing that struck us was how fantastically green everything is already. Just a few rain storms and all of the land is so much more alive. The second thing, and it’s something we have always loved, is…...

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We Never Pictured Guida Not Here

Sweet Guida. I won’t lie, seeing her photos still hurts my heart. Although we can think and talk about her and smile, I guess we’re a little like Maia. We’re just not there yet. If I am searching through my phone for a different photo and pass by one of…...

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The Individuality of the Elephants

At GSE we talk about the individuality of the elephants, they aren’t just elephants- they are Maia, Guida, Rana, Ramba and the list goes on. Although the depth of their differences is significant, you don’t have to look very far to see some of them are almost nothing alike. It’s…...

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