Maia

A Lazy Grazing Day

Some days are zooming kind of days, and others are lazy grazing days. Today is the latter. It’s a bit misty and rainy, and all three girls are not motivated to do much else than be. And, of course, that’s all good with us. They’re so sleepy that Maia took…...

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“Eating Someone’s Head” Behavior

So……when we refer to Maia ‘eating someone’s head’, this is what we’re talking about. It is not an uncommon behavior for Asian elephants- it can be playful, demonstrative, and everywhere in between. Maia doesn’t actually bite during this behavior, although we refer to it as ‘eating,’ she just has her…...

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A Quite Sweet Relationship Shift Between Rana and Ramba

We saw a shift in the relationship between Ramba and Rana the other day, and it was quite sweet. All three girls had access to the full habitat. They were going back and forth, hanging out and grazing for a bit, then meandering somewhere else. At one point, Ramba met…...

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Bath. Dust. Hat. Scratch. :)

After Ramba’s bath, she likes to put a fresh, pristine coating of dirt on herself. Smart girl, it’s good to keep away bugs and prevent sunburn. In true Ramba fashion, she started with some hay wear first, then moved on to dirt. And since Rana was close, she decided she…...

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Under the Sleepy Tree

And so you don’t feel like you’re missing out on the other ladies…a photo of Rana (left), Ramba (middle), and Maia (right), hanging out under what we refer to as the sleepy tree. This is the tree the girls go to nap after breakfast at the barn when they decide…...

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Daily Baths for Ramba. Ramba’s Hay Hats for Maia. :)

The day is a little hectic, not the elephant part, the human element.   So we’ll share a quick photo of Ramba with her first substantial hay hat at the sanctuary. This one was eaten by Maia fairly rapidly. I guess when they get to a nice size, they’re too hard to…...

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