Maia

Our Grazing Asians

Guida (left) and Maia (right) sharing palms. Although Asian elephants do not eat the same thickness of branches as African elephants do, they will eat the stalks of pretty sizeable palms. When they do eat the thick stalks, they generally use their trunks and feet to split them down the…...

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Cute Ladies This Morning

Ok, so this kind of close up makes it a little harder to identify who it is. There’s still one thing that gives her away. Let’s see if you can tell. PS- don’t feel bad if you can’t, our own staff members double check on elephant IDs for photos. It’s…...

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Maia & Guida and Their Palms

  Though there are videos of the girls playing, swimming and socializing, a big part of sanctuary is this. Simply elephants being elephants. This may not be exciting to some, but we find it mesmerizing to watch them relax, eat and graze. Palms can be found throughout the property, but…...

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Three Lovely Ladies Hanging Out Together

Our three lovely ladies hanging out together. Guida up front, Rana on the right, Maia on the left. When the girls were heading out towards the pond, Rana was in the lead. She noticed this and got wide-eyes, looking around with a combination of excitement and also as if to…...

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Remembering How Far They Have Come!

  We have many new followers recently who have been asking about Maia and Guida’s history. For ThrowBackThursday we figured we would share their two-year re-birthday video from October of 2018. It shows a tiny snippet of their past but also gives a visual reference to the physical and emotional…...

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Some Footwork for Maia

Today was another Guida and Rana morning. After no one showed up at the barn all day yesterday, Guida and Rana arrived together early today. The two were nice and calm, no nudges.  Maia showed up about half an hour later, so we took advantage and did some footwork with…...

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