Maia

What an Elephant Slide Looks Like

  It would have been great to be able to show you one of the girls going down this slide to the creek, but Maia was way too fast (as is usually the case) and Guida didn’t come. But we still thought it was good to show so people can…...

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Guida’s Look is Priceless

Busy day, so we’ll share this cutie’s face (and Maia’s belly).  This was a couple of days ago when Maia and Guida were swimming in the pond close to the barn. Well, they weren’t exactly swimming, more like lying around in the shallow end. But it makes them happy and…...

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Three Girls Walking

  It’s hard getting all three ladies walking together in the same video. Their speeds are so different that after just a minute, they’re not in the same frame anymore. We used a filter on this clip because the lighting was harsh and it allows you to see them better.…...

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Subtle But Significant

I was trying to put together a video from this morning, but I should have known better than to think there would be time. Friday is delivery day- elephant produce, tapir food, human groceries (remember, the store is 1.5 hours away) and today we had some steel for the African…...

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Deflated Trumpets and Pops

  Volume up!! This morning, since the girls were by the barn, Rana was brought in for her regular treatment, and Maia and Guida came in for footwork. We always separate whoever goes first, so we can safely move around all sides of them while working. Maia and Guida were…...

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Our Grazing Asians

Guida (left) and Maia (right) sharing palms. Although Asian elephants do not eat the same thickness of branches as African elephants do, they will eat the stalks of pretty sizeable palms. When they do eat the thick stalks, they generally use their trunks and feet to split them down the…...

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