Maia

Getting to Know Mara

Mara is still doing very well in her new home at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. When the team checked on her at around 10 pm, she was lying down in the same dirt pile in Stall 1 that she laid on when she first arrived. She was in the barn when…...

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Update on Mara’s Road Trip and the Girls at the Sanctuary

Mara seems to prefer more frequent stops; so, the caravan will be stopping more often today. During a recent stop, Scott cut some palms, banana leaves and mango branches to try. As you can see, Mara thought her palms were delicious and entertaining! It’s raining heavily at times, but she…...

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Maia’s Muddy Nap

With Lady happily in Yard 4, Maia and Rana have been checking out the yards closer to the barn. They usually don’t spend much time there (even when they have access). Now that Lady mostly uses those yards, they have renewed interest in that space. With Yards 1, 2, &…...

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The Art of Plopping a Too Heavy Trunk 😁

  Morning treatment time with Rana and Maia frequently finds them sleepy. They usually eat breakfast right before treatment, so treatment occurs in the brief food coma window. On their sleepiest (or silliest) mornings, they will act like their trunks are too big and heavy to hold up. They will…...

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Just Her Being Maia

Lately, we’ve lovingly referred to Maia as a “bulldozer” when she’s in second gear. As we often mention, Maia has two speeds – 5% and 105%, with not much in between. We can tell the moment we see her which Maia we will get. The eyes give everything away. During…...

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Muddy Maia

When writing about the girls in posts, we frequently say, “she was covered in mud” or “she was muddy.” Sometimes, we refer to the process as a “mud party.” No matter what we call it, we are never sure if it gives you the proper mental picture of how much…...

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