Maia

Fence Talk

This photo is one of those beautiful shots that wouldn’t always be used- why? Simply because there is a fence in the background. Some would like to believe that sanctuary is about giving elephants land and setting them ‘free’. The amusing part of that theory is that zoos see it as…...

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Maia’s First Dip In Their New Pond

Scott dug the girls a pond just a couple of days ago and because of the rains, it is filling up fast. Yesterday it was just a big puddle but this morning it looked like this. It took a little while to be able to dig because you actually have…...

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Excuse Us, Scott, But Might You Have A Snack For Us?

The girls have been silly, easy and light. Earlier today, after doing some work in the habitat, Scott drove back to the barn and passed Maia and Guida along the way. He stopped to say hi and they wondered if he had anything for them. They are always receptive to…...

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Maia Zooming In For Dinner

We often joke about the difference in speed between Maia and Guida. Guida is often in mosey speed while Maia prefers zooming. Scott and I went out to feed together and shot this short video of Maia making her way on over to her dinner bucket. She is excited about…...

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Happy New Year from All of us at GSE!

Arriving at the end of 2017 we once again find ourselves saying, ‘where did the year go?’ As we are on a literal race against the clock, knowing that for elephants left waiting every day matters, it often feels that the days, weeks and months flash by. When we force…...

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Sanctuary: Paradise And Hope For Those Waiting

We are ridiculously spoiled here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil right now. The sanctuary is a true paradise, alive with many tones of green, vibrant blue skies and little fluffy clouds. Not only pretty to look at, but the land offers Maia and Guida everything they need. Grass, vines and trees,…...

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