Maia

Bambi and Maia Meeting and Touching for the First Time

Bambi and Maia Meeting and Touching for the First Time Part I Maia (on the left) and Bambi (on the right) are meeting at a gate. These are Bambi’s first physical interactions at Sanctuary. Bambi is very brave, and Maia is very gentle. Lady and Bambi were the first to…...

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Check-in on Bambi. Check-in at the Sanctuary.

Bambi continues to do well. Scott and the team have been playing with the gate while she is in the crate, and she seems to be becoming more comfortable with it. She is currently napping. Since people have been asking, here’s a small check-in from the Sanctuary – Maia, Rana,…...

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Pond Napping. Wallow Napping. Wood Napping. It’s All Good With Maia.

Maia, our pond napper extraordinaire, has been napping in the woods lately. She’s still sleeping in the ponds and mud wallows but has begun periodically disappearing in the woods during the afternoons to nap. We will see her heading in the woods during her usual afternoon nap time and reappearing…...

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Friends Helping Friends Eat Supper

Kat was recently feeding Rana and Mara near the pond in Yard 4. They were sharing space with Maia, but she wasn’t around. As soon as Kat put down Rana & Mara’s dinner, Maia popped up with a big grin, ready for her meal. It was hilarious timing of Maia…...

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An Excellent Step for Mara

In the mornings, for treatment, we usually do Maia first. The elephants all know that treatment time means treats, so if Mara and Rana have their treatment before Maia, she tends to pop up by them looking for her share. Once we finish with Maia, we generally leave her with…...

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A Little Splashing and Napping with Friends

Maia was recently standing in the pond as Rana and Mara splashed along the edge. This scenario happens somewhat regularly lately. As we approach the end of the dry season, the ponds become more and more popular. Once it starts raining, and water is abundant, the ponds get slightly less…...

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