Maia

Maia’s Other Speed

Maia has two speeds. We recently did a “day in the life of Maia” post that showcased how much she loves to move. We wanted to do another one demonstrating her other speed, zero speed. Recently, Maia spent an entire day in proximity of Yard 1. After breakfast, she took…...

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The Many Marvels of Maia

On the surface, Maia is our most intimidating elephant. She has an enormous presence about her, and she can be incredibly fast (when she’s awake). As we mentioned yesterday – Maia is also an ‘easy’ elephant. She is generally easy to read and doesn’t hide her intentions. Those things make…...

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Sharing Space

Maia and Lady still aren’t sharing space. Maia, in many ways, is our easiest elephant – what you see is what you get with her. Maia can be a bit intense at times, and while it is coming from a benevolent place, it can be a bit much for another…...

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Maia on the Move

We sometimes refer to Maia as being “all over the place,” and we mean that pretty literally. Maia is our only elephant with no physical limitations. Rana has her fused elbow, Lady has her feet issues, and Mara has a wrist deformity. But even by general elephant standards, Maia zooms.…...

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RanaBug Is a Very Clever Girl ;)

Rana and Mara seem to have a balanced relationship. Being together seems to be the most important part of the equation for them. Maia and Guida would sometimes wander off to different parts of the habitat and spend time apart. That’s something we haven’t seen with Mara and Rana. They…...

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Healing Is a Long Process

Some of you may have noticed that Maia was missing from the video yesterday. Don’t worry; it’s a good thing. At the sanctuary, some healing and growth are immediate, while other processes are ongoing. Maia changed overnight when she arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, as did her relationship with Guida.…...

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