Maia

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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Maia and Guida: Happy Elephants Coming And Going

Not sure what it is about elephant butts, but they are adorable. Maia and Guida continue to do incredibly well. They are mellow, smiley and silly. This morning Maia, on her way out, stopped and lazily put her foot up on the gate. Scott went over to pet and touch…...

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Miss Maia grazing in the habitat

A couple of weeks into rainy season and things are already green, the blue skies are back and the girls are hunting for young grass shoots. The sun softens as well, casting a beautiful golden glow on everything in touches in the afternoon and early morning. Staff and elephants agree,…...

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More Beautiful by the Day

I don’t believe it’s just us, but we truly feel like both Maia and Guida become more beautiful by the day.  How they feel about themselves on the inside, is showing on the outside and can’t help but bring a smile. This is what sanctuary is all about: the miraculous…...

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Maia and Guida’s One Year Anniversary

One year ago, as the sun began to set, after a few day road trip, Maia stepped off of the trailer and onto sanctuary grounds. Several hours later Guida joined her....

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