Maia

Maia, Mara, and Rana Together

We are seeing new configurations of elephants spending time together lately. Where once you would frequently see Bambi with only Rana and Mara, now she’s together with Guillermina and Maia more and more often. Maia has emerged as a solid member of the group of five, along with Bambi, Mara,…...

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Mara Finds a Stick

Mara and Rana were on a morning walk, possibly looking for a nice green place to graze after post-breakfast treatments and snacks. You can hear Mara squeak gently as she rounds the corner. She comes upon caregiver Tina, who was doing a mid-morning check-in to make sure all was well…...

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Maia and Her Palms

On this particular day, Mara, Maia, Bambi, Rana, and Guillermina were sharing the two larger yards while Lady stayed close to the barn. It was after dinner and the caregivers had set out a number of large palm leaves that had been trimmed because of a construction project, for the…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia and Her Stick

Maia sometimes likes to chew on things like sticks, which she’ll pick up in the habitat or keep from when she’s eating browse. This week’s Sunday Smile shows her heading out of one yard and into another with a stick in tow. Much like people who might like to chew…...

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Getting Up Close With Maia

Today, we caught up with Maia, who was gently grazing in Yard 5. She was taking some time to herself and enjoying that particular part of the habitat on her own. While this is a short video, the perfect sunlight gives you the opportunity to see her fuzzy head and…...

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Dynamics Are Always Evolving

Lately, we’ve been seeing an evolution of relationships among all of the elephants in the group of five: Rana, Mara, Bambi, Guille, and Maia. Maia, Bambi, and Guillermina have been spending more time together as a small group, whereas before Guille would share space with just one or the other…...

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