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Bambi Is Beginning to Understand That Her Food Now Grows Everywhere

While Maia spent a few days past the creek in Yard 5, Bambi spent a few days across the creek in Yard 4. Bambi’s time there seemed to have slowed her down a bit, at least in terms of food. We don’t know if it’s a temporary shift or if…...

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A Very Happy Maia

As we recently mentioned, the grass in the habitat’s burned area has grown back and is incredible right now. Maia has crossed the creek in Yard 5 and has discovered how lush the grass is for herself. Usually, the new grass grows back among the old, dead grass from the…...

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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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