Maia

Maia and Her Beloved Grazing

Maia has settled into the area across the creek in Yard 5. As you can see in our recent photos, we are at the point in the rainy season where all the grass here is stunning, tall, and lush. Despite most captive elephants not having access to grazing for decades,…...

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Lady Moves Back to the Barn

After spending around a week in Yard 5, Lady decided to head back to the barn. As we’ve said before, she tends to go to the barn when she’s interested in more in-depth foot care. It was perfect timing for her to come back because Maia had begun eyeing Yard…...

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Companions Rana and Bambi

Rana has been enjoying spending her days with Bambi in Yards 1 and 5, and in the evening she rejoins Mara and Maia in Yard 4. Rana and Bambi are very sweet with each other, and it’s nice to see the two bonding and spending more time together. When sharing…...

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Late-Night Friendship Party

At night, elephants have a different energy about them. It’s hard to explain, but it feels like a special time somehow. They are calm, quiet, and relaxed. Even when they are having a late-night party, they still have an aura of peace that we can’t quite describe. Mara’s appetite continues…...

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Maia, Mara, and Rana in the pond

With Lady seeming happy to spend time near the barn, we shifted Maia into Yard 4 with Mara and Rana. Karissa and Shirlei were having a training session with Mara and Rana near the 4B water trough when Maia walked over.  They assumed Maia was looking to have a training session…...

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Lady and Maia Show a Photographer Their “Good Side”

A journalist and photographer were here last week, working on an article about the sanctuary. While we do most interviews using audio or video calling, it’s helpful for reporters to come here and see the property in order to grasp the bigger picture. As guests, they are always supervised and…...

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