Maia

Determined to Fit

During a morning treatment, while the humans were with Mara and Rana along the fence, a nearby Maia decided that her entire body could fit in a nearby mud wallow. Many adjectives can describe Maia, but “little” is never one of them. She is a big girl and doesn’t fit…...

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Some Extra Treats. Some Love. Then Leave.

With Rana and Mara together all the time, and Lady… well, with Lady doing Lady-things, Maia has been enjoying some extra affection from her humans. As part of this, Maia has enjoyed going into the barn for “treatments” lately. Normally, she gets a visual inspection, tick check, and bug spray…...

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Sharing Spaces

Lady is continuing to share space with Rana and Mara at times. They are spending overnights together in the habitat as well, and everything is going well. Lady seems relaxed in general. When we see them come across each other in the habitat, she will usually stop and watch Rana…...

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Rana the Nurturer

Rana has a bit of a reputation for being our most social elephant. She is the unofficial welcoming committee of the sanctuary and is usually the first to meet our new arrivals. Her calm demeanor and willingness to adjust to another elephant’s needs make her perfect for this. Despite having…...

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Some Footwork for Maia, Too

In addition to Rana, we recently did some touch-up footwork on Maia as well. Maia receives the least frequent footwork out of all of our elephants. Not only is she our speediest elephant, but she explores more than anyone else here and uses her feet for frequent digging up of…...

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Lady’s Little Parties

Lady continues to be in great spirits and has been very radiant lately. She seems to enjoy having little parties by herself. The other day, she was in the mud wallow in Yard 1 (that’s the one Maia likes to sleep in) having a trumpeting party. Out of habit, we…...

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