Maia

Back at the Sanctuary

For those wondering, everyone at the Sanctuary is still quite lovely (even Kat). Rana and Ramba continue to spend almost all of their time together. If Ramba walks too far away, Rana will bellow to try to call her back. Ramba doesn’t seem to know just yet that the bellows…...

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Three Girls Walking

This morning for breakfast, all three ladies came together. Ramba in the lead, Rana in the middle, and Maia bringing up the rear. In general, at normal walking speed, Ramba is the fastest. If Maia decides she wants to be fast, that’s a different story; then she’s super fast. Rana…...

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Baby Steps Forward

For those who are missing Maia, a sleepy breakfast closeup. Maia is doing well, and we know people worry about her being the odd man out, but we all process things at our own speed, and sometimes, that is what is needed to move on, learn our life lessons, and…...

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Bathing, Bellowing, Backhoes and Bells (as in dinner-time)

All three ladies started their day by the pond in yard four. Later in the morning, Ramba showed up at the barn. Since she was there, we gave her a bath, did a skin check, and applied her herbal skin spray and bug spray. All of the ingrown hairs along…...

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A Lazy Grazing Day

Some days are zooming kind of days, and others are lazy grazing days. Today is the latter. It’s a bit misty and rainy, and all three girls are not motivated to do much else than be. And, of course, that’s all good with us. They’re so sleepy that Maia took…...

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“Eating Someone’s Head” Behavior

So……when we refer to Maia ‘eating someone’s head’, this is what we’re talking about. It is not an uncommon behavior for Asian elephants- it can be playful, demonstrative, and everywhere in between. Maia doesn’t actually bite during this behavior, although we refer to it as ‘eating,’ she just has her…...

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