Maia

Lady Explores Yard 5!

While Lady hasn’t shown tremendous confidence with other elephants yet, she has become more comfortable wandering and exploring her natural environment. We took this as a sign that she was ready for more space. The sanctuary is built with flexibility in mind. It was designed to meet the needs of…...

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Finding Their Way Back to Themselves Is a Journey

We wished sanctuary instantly fixed everything the moment elephants arrived, but believing so would diminish the impact that a lifetime of captivity has on such an emotional, intelligent, and sensitive being. Some do seem to recover almost overnight, but for most, finding their way back to themselves is a journey.…...

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Maia the Pond Blob

In today’s photo, we are going to play a little game of “Find the Elephant.” (HINT: we don’t have rocks in our pond). That’s a resting Maia, and, yes, she is fine. Ramba, Rana, and Lady all receive regular medical treatments at the barn, and Maia must have been feeling…...

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How the Girls Spent Their Day

Just a quick photo of this cute girl. Maia continues to do well and spent the day with R&R. As you can see, she’s still super smiley and flappy. We mentioned the other day that while Scott was away with Lady, Maia became super smiley. We’re not sure why, but…...

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Good Morning with Lady

FIRST LIVE VIDEO: GOOD MORNING WITH LADY It has been a while so we’re doing a little morning live with Lady. She is out of our wi-fi range, so we go as far out as possible without losing signal. Maia, Rana, and Ramba are out by the pond in yard…...

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The Changes in Lady’s Feet After Just One Week at Sanctuary

Sorry, it’s not a cute elephant photo, but we wanted to show the almost immediate changes in Lady’s feet. This was what we mentioned in the post yesterday. At this point, we aren’t able to work on nail or pad trimming, Lady will require a lot of positive reinforcement training…...

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