Maia

Baby Steps Forward

For those who are missing Maia, a sleepy breakfast closeup. Maia is doing well, and we know people worry about her being the odd man out, but we all process things at our own speed, and sometimes, that is what is needed to move on, learn our life lessons, and…...

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Bathing, Bellowing, Backhoes and Bells (as in dinner-time)

All three ladies started their day by the pond in yard four. Later in the morning, Ramba showed up at the barn. Since she was there, we gave her a bath, did a skin check, and applied her herbal skin spray and bug spray. All of the ingrown hairs along…...

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A Lazy Grazing Day

Some days are zooming kind of days, and others are lazy grazing days. Today is the latter. It’s a bit misty and rainy, and all three girls are not motivated to do much else than be. And, of course, that’s all good with us. They’re so sleepy that Maia took…...

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“Eating Someone’s Head” Behavior

So……when we refer to Maia ‘eating someone’s head’, this is what we’re talking about. It is not an uncommon behavior for Asian elephants- it can be playful, demonstrative, and everywhere in between. Maia doesn’t actually bite during this behavior, although we refer to it as ‘eating,’ she just has her…...

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A Quite Sweet Relationship Shift Between Rana and Ramba

We saw a shift in the relationship between Ramba and Rana the other day, and it was quite sweet. All three girls had access to the full habitat. They were going back and forth, hanging out and grazing for a bit, then meandering somewhere else. At one point, Ramba met…...

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Bath. Dust. Hat. Scratch. :)

After Ramba’s bath, she likes to put a fresh, pristine coating of dirt on herself. Smart girl, it’s good to keep away bugs and prevent sunburn. In true Ramba fashion, she started with some hay wear first, then moved on to dirt. And since Rana was close, she decided she…...

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