Maia

Time Apart. Time Together.

Bambi is doing well. As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, for a few days after Mara decided not to share space with Bambi, Bambi kept to herself in Yard 5. She had access to Yards 1 & 5, but she chose to stay a little further away from the other…...

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Sorting Through Emotions

Our three little ladies, Mara, Rana, and Bambi, had a bit of a falling out. A couple of days after the fire, everyone, humans and elephants, seemed to get a little wonky. There was a lot of emotion involved with the fire, and sometimes, when not dealt with in the…...

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Maia and Bambi’s Barrier-Free Introduction

With everything that has gone on lately, one of our mini elephant introductions slipped through the cracks. Maia was the first elephant to be introduced to Bambi without a barrier between them. Although Maia is generally not the first elephant we would do this with, we try to allow the…...

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A Full-On-Silly-Maia Event

After Maia spent time with Rana and Mara earlier this week, she seemed a bit more grounded (We talked about this a little in yesterday’s post). A day or two later, Scott and Kat came upon caregiver Shirlei in the road, standing on her four-wheeler looking into the habitat. They…...

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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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