Maia

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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A Bit of a Quiet Day

Today is a bit of a quiet day at the sanctuary, it seems things are setting in a bit. Maia and Rana shared the habitat last night, bumping into each other around 9 pm, but went their separate ways. We somewhat expected Rana to be close to the barn, but…...

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Smiley, Cute, Full-of-Energy Maia is Back

Maia truly seems to have returned to her previously normal smiley, cute, full-of-energy self. Over the past few weeks, she has fallen into a new routine that seems to work for her. She seems to want breakfast alone in Yard 5 most days but will spend the day itself near…...

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Maia’s Slow-Mo Ear Flaps

You know those people who seem to have an infinite amount of energy, but, then, the moment they stop moving, they get so tired they almost fall asleep? Maia is that type of elephant. She’s generally so bright-eyed and energetic, but once she stops to eat, you can see her…...

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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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