Maia

Maia in the Aftermath of the Fire

Others who have dealt with wildfires like this before have shared their experiences with us. Many said they didn’t start processing what happened until well after the danger passed. That’s true for many traumas; you get through the event, and then, much later, you feel the feelings you expected to…...

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Frozen Treats All Around!

When the weather is hot, most elephants enjoy frozen treats. We dilute Gatorade with water, add cut-up fruit, and then freeze them in blocks for the girls. When it was just Maia and Guida, Maia enjoyed them, but Guida hated them. Guida would throw or kick them away from her,…...

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The Evolving Dynamics

With all the recent introduction videos, we are frequently asked if any of the elephants are dominant and how a third elephant is changing Mara and Rana’s dynamic. We wanted to take the time to talk about it in depth. Before beginning, it’s important to note that elephants are herd…...

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Hot Days. Cool Nights.

It’s still sweltering here, and none of the elephants seem very motivated to do much of anything during the day, aside from bathing and napping. They are generally much more active at night when things cool off significantly. Yesterday morning, after a day and a half with Rana and Mara,…...

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A Quiet Day With All the Girls Doing Well

Everyone is doing well, and it is a quiet day. It’s still hot here, and with the high temperatures hitting around 100*F (38*C), the elephants are feeling slow. Yesterday, our Facebook Live ended with Maia walking away from Bambi to look for her dinner. After Maia finished eating, she stayed…...

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Bambi and Maia Meeting and Touching for the First Time

Bambi and Maia Meeting and Touching for the First Time Part I Maia (on the left) and Bambi (on the right) are meeting at a gate. These are Bambi’s first physical interactions at Sanctuary. Bambi is very brave, and Maia is very gentle. Lady and Bambi were the first to…...

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