Maia

Maia’s Muddy Nap

With Lady happily in Yard 4, Maia and Rana have been checking out the yards closer to the barn. They usually don’t spend much time there (even when they have access). Now that Lady mostly uses those yards, they have renewed interest in that space. With Yards 1, 2, &…...

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The Art of Plopping a Too Heavy Trunk ?

  Morning treatment time with Rana and Maia frequently finds them sleepy. They usually eat breakfast right before treatment, so treatment occurs in the brief food coma window. On their sleepiest (or silliest) mornings, they will act like their trunks are too big and heavy to hold up. They will…...

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Just Her Being Maia

Lately, we’ve lovingly referred to Maia as a “bulldozer” when she’s in second gear. As we often mention, Maia has two speeds – 5% and 105%, with not much in between. We can tell the moment we see her which Maia we will get. The eyes give everything away. During…...

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Muddy Maia

When writing about the girls in posts, we frequently say, “she was covered in mud” or “she was muddy.” Sometimes, we refer to the process as a “mud party.” No matter what we call it, we are never sure if it gives you the proper mental picture of how much…...

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Some Days and Other Days

While Lady is busy blowing us all away, it’s been life as usual for Maia and Rana – some days they spend together, and some days they spend apart. Some days they are closer to the barn, and other days they are further away. They tend to spend more time…...

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The Question of Love Part II: Maia

  To continue Tuesday’s post – Does Maia love us? Maia loves food (except for sunflower seeds ?). She also appreciates food. Her feelings towards humans are a little more complicated. When Maia first arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil in 2016, she didn’t love or trust anyone. She had spent…...

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