Maia

Settling Into Her New Life

    Mara is settling into her new life and seems to be realizing it won’t be taken away from her. Often there is a ‘too good to be true’ mentality with new elephant arrivals, which is understandable. It manifests itself in numerous ways, depending upon the individual, but some…...

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Maia Shares Space With Mara and Rana

This morning, just after breakfast, we let Maia into yards 1, 2, and 3 with Mara and Rana. The video begins just after we opened the gate. For those that don’t know Maia, she’s a big girl with big energy who is sometimes lovingly referred to as a bulldozer. She’s…...

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Maia and Mara’s First Touches

In the previous post, you saw Mara and Maia’s interaction from a distance. This video not only gives you a closer look but a chance to see their first touches. When watching, you can see that Maia actually takes a step back when both Mara and Rana noisily approach. For…...

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Mara, Maia, and Rana

Maia is on the left (by herself), Mara is in the middle, Rana is on the right. They have been interacting occasionally along the fence today, but Maia has still not shared space with Mara. Maia seemed a little sleepy, cranky, and disinterested this morning, so we decided it would…...

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Mara’s First Meeting With Rana and Maia!

Mara’s first meeting with Rana and Maia last night was a little unexpected – Rana was by the fence for a while, and Mara wasn’t acknowledging her, even though she was clearly in her line of sight. Mara ended up getting reasonably close before she put her ears out, and…...

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Getting to Know Mara

Mara is still doing very well in her new home at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. When the team checked on her at around 10 pm, she was lying down in the same dirt pile in Stall 1 that she laid on when she first arrived. She was in the barn when…...

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