Maia

Maia – Our Resident Tank

Maia has continued to be on the move – and to be a tank. It feels like every time we check on her, she’s somewhere else. It’s not uncommon to see her in Yard 5, across the creek in Yard 4, and near the back of Yard 3… all in the same…...

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Maia Likes a Good Nap

Maia recently came in the medical chute for some footwork on her front feet. Her need for foot trimming is minimal at this point, but we still do maintenance on her pads and nails to keep them healthy. A couple of weeks ago we did her back feet; this week…...

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Maia Naps and Gets Some Extra Love

On a recent evening trip to check on the girls, Maia was spending time in Yard 3 – which she hasn’t done in a while. She surprised us and we almost drove right past her on the four-wheelers. The gates are often open and the girls can choose where they…...

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Maia – Exploring the Space

While Maia has had access to Yards 4 and 5 for several weeks, she gave Bambi (and therefore Rana and Mara) a wide berth most days. With Mara, Rana, and Bambi near the barn this past week, and with Lady in Yard 3, Maia has largely had Yards 4 and…...

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#NationalNappingDay: Maia’s Favorite Day

Despite everything else going on, Maia still found time today to celebrate her favorite holiday – #NationalNappingDay. Our team probably won’t find the time to sneak in any naps today, but we hope you can find some time to nap like everyone’s favorite pond blob!...

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Changes in Behavior and our Growing Herd

Due to her past, Bambi arrived at the sanctuary as a very insecure elephant. Her early interactions with Maia and her temporary rejection by Mara didn’t boost her confidence. We’ve seen that behavior shift in the last few weeks....

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