Maia

Maia Is Getting Her Confidence Back

Pocha and Guillermina continue to do well at the barn, expanding their comfort zones. We have our first official visit today from INDEA so they can check all of their paperwork and get a look at the new arrivals. We are busy this morning, but will try to do an…...

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Maia and Rana Share Touches

After spending time together after last week’s visit to the barn, Maia and Rana have had some lovely little moments to themselves. A couple of days ago at the house, we spied two elephants across the creek in Yard 4, which turned out to be Mara and Bambi. Shortly after,…...

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Maia and Bambi Touch One Another

The elephants and their behavior showed us there has been some sort of tension between Maia and Bambi, but we’ve never been sure exactly why. No one has witnessed any direct aggression between the two, but Maia has seemed more insecure around Bambi than around any of the other elephants…...

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Four Ladies At the Fence

It’s becoming more and more common to see Maia join Bambi, Mara, and Rana at meal times. Maia seems comfortable spending time with them at other parts of the day, too, but it’s a near-daily sight to witness them eating alongside one another. Maia sometimes keeps a few fence lengths…...

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Maia Holds Hands

Maia is well known to be the sanctuary’s resident sleepyhead. She will fall asleep after meals, during foot treatments, or basically any time she wants a nap. Maia has also been known to like some affection when she’s sleepy and will push her stomach through the horizontal fence posts when…...

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Maia is Becoming More Interactive

Maia has been much more interactive with Bambi, Mara, and Rana lately. She seems to have little hesitation when it comes to moving close to the group – even Bambi, who she has kept the most distance from in the past. We have seen her eating breakfast about two fence…...

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