Guida

Changing and Evolving Relationships

Relationships always grow and evolve. In its simplest form, a relationship is just a connection between two entities and how they relate to each other – so it makes sense that as the way you relate to the world changes and evolves, your relationship with others will change and evolve…...

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Smiley, Cute, Full-of-Energy Maia is Back

Maia truly seems to have returned to her previously normal smiley, cute, full-of-energy self. Over the past few weeks, she has fallen into a new routine that seems to work for her. She seems to want breakfast alone in Yard 5 most days but will spend the day itself near…...

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Lady Explores Yard 5!

While Lady hasn’t shown tremendous confidence with other elephants yet, she has become more comfortable wandering and exploring her natural environment. We took this as a sign that she was ready for more space. The sanctuary is built with flexibility in mind. It was designed to meet the needs of…...

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Maia in the Back of Yard 5

For those of you wondering how Maia is doing, she’s really good. She has been hanging out in a stunning area that her and Guida used to spend a lot of time in. In the video she is hunting for mangoes that had been thrown about the area earlier. She…...

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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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