Guida

Maia and Bambi’s Barrier-Free Introduction

With everything that has gone on lately, one of our mini elephant introductions slipped through the cracks. Maia was the first elephant to be introduced to Bambi without a barrier between them. Although Maia is generally not the first elephant we would do this with, we try to allow the…...

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Maia’s Unique Ability

Captivity changes elephants. Even once they arrive at Sanctuary, they can still struggle with complex thinking, problem-solving, and long-distance communication. These skills tend to improve with time, but they don’t seem to develop to the same level that wild elephants are known for having. Maia seems to have a skill…...

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RanaBug Is a Very Clever Girl ;)

Rana and Mara seem to have a balanced relationship. Being together seems to be the most important part of the equation for them. Maia and Guida would sometimes wander off to different parts of the habitat and spend time apart. That’s something we haven’t seen with Mara and Rana. They…...

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Healing Is a Long Process

Some of you may have noticed that Maia was missing from the video yesterday. Don’t worry; it’s a good thing. At the sanctuary, some healing and growth are immediate, while other processes are ongoing. Maia changed overnight when she arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, as did her relationship with Guida.…...

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Who She Was Then. Who She Is Now. ❤️

Maia and Guida (who passed away in June 2019) were our first elephant rescues of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. With all of our new followers, we wanted to talk a little bit about who Maia was when she first arrived, and who she is now. While we give the elephants the…...

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Rana and Mara Explore the Woods

Today the girls spent most of the afternoon in yard 5. They decided to explore a wooded area close to the divider fence that is not only ridiculously charming but also cool and shady. Mara did very well, and Rana made sure she stayed close. Mara is going to experience…...

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