Maia

Maia, Mara, and Rana in the pond

With Lady seeming happy to spend time near the barn, we shifted Maia into Yard 4 with Mara and Rana. Karissa and Shirlei were having a training session with Mara and Rana near the 4B water trough when Maia walked over.  They assumed Maia was looking to have a training session…...

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Lady and Maia Show a Photographer Their “Good Side”

A journalist and photographer were here last week, working on an article about the sanctuary. While we do most interviews using audio or video calling, it’s helpful for reporters to come here and see the property in order to grasp the bigger picture. As guests, they are always supervised and…...

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Maia and Her Heavenly Grass

Maia headed back to the barn after spending an inordinate amount of time gorging on the fresh grass across the creek in Yard 5. Bambi was in Yard 1, spending time with Mara and Rana through a fence. The other two were in Yard 2, which does not share a…...

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Maia Loves Yard 5

While Rana, Mara, Bambi, and Lady have all fallen into a routine, Maia has shown no interest in leaving Yard 5 or doing much socializing with the others, which is a routine in itself. She spends most of her time across the creek, in the area that burned during the…...

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Maia is No Longer Our Fastest Elephant. Guess Who Is!

We’ve had many requests for a video comparing Bambi’s walking speed to our other elephants. Before Bambi’s arrival, Maia was our fastest elephant. We recently tried to film Bambi and Maia walking on opposite sides of the fence to demonstrate their different speeds. It wasn’t very successful, so we tried…...

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Bambi Is Beginning to Understand That Her Food Now Grows Everywhere

While Maia spent a few days past the creek in Yard 5, Bambi spent a few days across the creek in Yard 4. Bambi’s time there seemed to have slowed her down a bit, at least in terms of food. We don’t know if it’s a temporary shift or if…...

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