Maia

In Each Other’s Company Under a Shade Tree

Another quiet day at the Sanctuary, but here is a glimpse of what a “quiet day” looks like – Rana and Maia enjoying each other’s company under a shade tree. As you can see, even quiet days are magical. January 12, 2020   To Learn More About the Girls: Maia’s…...

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Rana’s Visit to Ramba’s Grave

Rana visited Ramba’s grave yesterday and stayed there for several hours. She was still at the grave site at dinner time, so we took the opportunity to visit with her. Rana was quiet and seemed more reverent than sad. She seemed to be in quiet reflection, as her face was…...

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Rana Update

Losing an elephant is always hard – it’s hard on the caregivers, the supporters, but, most of all, it’s hard on the elephants left behind. Many of you saw that firsthand, reading our updates on Maia after Guida passed. It’s worth remembering that Maia and Guida knew each other for…...

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Lady in Yard 4

Lady spent a few days exploring Yard 4. She never crossed the creek, but she explored everything else. She really is turning into our little explorer girl. While Lady doesn’t quite have the confidence to meet Maia or Rana yet, she has the confidence needed to explore other unknowns. The…...

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Maia the Pond Blob, Part 3

We had a few supporters asking questions about how frequently elephants breathe after our last pond video, so we’ve recorded this little video for those who want a visual understanding. This is Maia in one of our ponds, breathing normally. To answer some questions in advance – yes, this is…...

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Step by Step

Lady is definitely becoming a little more confident in her approach with other elephants. For those who follow us on Instagram, you have already seen this video, but not the rest of the update. The video is Lady with Rana. Lady had come to the trough for a drink, and…...

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