Maia

Maia’s Fantastic Hay Hat

Maia and Lady are known for their natural head decorations and Guillermina is starting to follow in their footsteps. But hay isn’t purely decorative when it comes to elephant “hats”; wearing it in this way protects them from sun and helps keep bugs at bay. So, while it looks like…...

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Maia’s Post-Rain Scratch

We recently talked about the dry season coming to an end and, since then, have been lucky enough to experience several soaking rains at the sanctuary. The elephants delight in this weather, perhaps because it feels good on their skin or because it gets into all the “nooks and crannies”…...

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Maia and Guille at the Waterer

Hot mornings make for lazy elephants. And that’s exactly what we have here: a sleepy Maia and Guille. When the weather is as warm as it is at the moment, no one wants to move too quickly – neither the elephants, the people, nor the chickens. ...

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Maia Looks Like She Wants to Vocalize

In this video, Bambi and Mara were standing along the fenceline being very vocal. Maia was also there, which is somewhat unusual....

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Rana and Maia Enjoy Jackfruit

It’s the time of year again when the air begins to fill with the unmistakable aroma of jackfruit. Its distinct, sweet smell may be loved by some, but less appreciated by others. You can count Rana and Maia as fans of the yellow, spiny-looking – fruit. (Lady also enjoys them.)…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Kat’s First Meeting With Maia

As part of our ongoing Sanctuary Memory series, Kat shares some of her experience with the first time she met Maia. Maia and Guida were kept on a farm in Brazil after being confiscated from a circus where they had been for many years. Because there was nowhere for the…...

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