Maia

The Watermelon Life Part II: Rana

As we mentioned in yesterday’s post – Monday morning found Rana & Maia very, very sleepy. A sleepy Maia is incredibly compliant. A sleepy Rana? Not so much. Rana was too sleepy to cooperate yesterday morning. It happens sometimes. We all have our “off” days – humans and elephants. It’s…...

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The Watermelon Life Part I: Maia

  Rana and Maia were both very sleepy this morning – they apparently had a busy night having a lot of fun and are often tired when we find them together in the mornings. A little bit after breakfast, the team brought Rana over to the fence for her morning…...

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Rana and the Itchy Scratchy Tree

Maia headed to the barn the other day around lunchtime, which is around the time Rana and Lady are separated for the afternoon most days. We were about to put down hay in Yard 4 for Rana when Maia popped up. We stopped to let them greet each other before…...

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Side by Side. Happy and Content. ❤️

Rana is living her best life – mornings with Lady, afternoons with Maia. As Lady & Maia both prefer alone time more than Rana does, this works out well for everyone. Rana’s been happy with her afternoons with Maia. The two are growing closer and more comfortable. Occasionally, we hear…...

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Rana and Lady Spending More Time Together

Rana and Lady are continuing to share space in the mornings. After Rana exits the barn, goes out into the yard, and settles in, we open the area to Lady. Lady is still choosing to walk out into the Yard with Rana daily. It’s going very well. Rana has accepted…...

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Maia’s Annual Health Checkup

The health of the elephants in our care is always our priority. We monitor them for any changes in their physical state or behaviors and proceed accordingly. They also get regular “checkups,” which includes doing annual blood work. If we see any reasons for concern or notice any changes in…...

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