Maia

Taking Turns In the Pond

When Maia, Rana, and Mara are sharing space, there are many days when it feels like they spend the entire day taking turns in the pond. Our team will check the cameras and see Maia in the pond. A little bit later, we will look and see Rana & Mara.…...

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Our Sun Zombies

The day our recent cold snap ended, the sun came out early during treatment time. It was like a switch flipped, and all four elephants became sun zombies. It seemed as if the sun and warmth made their brain cells melt. Although the temperature only went down to 60*F (16*C),…...

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She Has a Full Schedule. Of Naps. 😁

  Maia continues to be very busy with her full schedule of naps. The other day at dinner, Shirlei remarked how all the elephants were sleepy except for Maia. When she mentioned to Scott how high energy Maia was, Scott had to laugh. He had been checking the cameras throughout…...

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Special Things for Maia

With four elephants, and Lady not being ready to share space with Maia, there is a lot of balancing that happens daily. We sometimes call it “musical chairs” or a “round-robin.” Spaces and elephants are shifted to make sure that everyone gets time in all of the yards, and with…...

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A Little Nearby Splish Splashing Didn’t Awaken This Pond Blob

Maia continues to nap on the edge of the ponds, without regard to who is nearby. One recent morning, Maia, Rana, and Mara were spending time relatively close in Yard 4. Unsurprisingly, Maia wandered off to take a nap in the nearby pond. She slept in the shallow area, where…...

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The Many Facets of Maia

Maia is continuing to temper her energy around the other elephants, but that seems to leave her with extra energy. She’s been making us laugh during treatment due to her high energy levels. She doesn’t have a little bit of additional energy – she has lots and lots of extra…...

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