Maia

The Evolving Dynamics

With all the recent introduction videos, we are frequently asked if any of the elephants are dominant and how a third elephant is changing Mara and Rana’s dynamic. We wanted to take the time to talk about it in depth. Before beginning, it’s important to note that elephants are herd…...

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Hot Days. Cool Nights.

It’s still sweltering here, and none of the elephants seem very motivated to do much of anything during the day, aside from bathing and napping. They are generally much more active at night when things cool off significantly. Yesterday morning, after a day and a half with Rana and Mara,…...

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A Quiet Day With All the Girls Doing Well

Everyone is doing well, and it is a quiet day. It’s still hot here, and with the high temperatures hitting around 100*F (38*C), the elephants are feeling slow. Yesterday, our Facebook Live ended with Maia walking away from Bambi to look for her dinner. After Maia finished eating, she stayed…...

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Bambi and Maia Meeting and Touching for the First Time

Bambi and Maia Meeting and Touching for the First Time Part I Maia (on the left) and Bambi (on the right) are meeting at a gate. These are Bambi’s first physical interactions at Sanctuary. Bambi is very brave, and Maia is very gentle. Lady and Bambi were the first to…...

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Check-in on Bambi. Check-in at the Sanctuary.

Bambi continues to do well. Scott and the team have been playing with the gate while she is in the crate, and she seems to be becoming more comfortable with it. She is currently napping. Since people have been asking, here’s a small check-in from the Sanctuary – Maia, Rana,…...

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Pond Napping. Wallow Napping. Wood Napping. It’s All Good With Maia.

Maia, our pond napper extraordinaire, has been napping in the woods lately. She’s still sleeping in the ponds and mud wallows but has begun periodically disappearing in the woods during the afternoons to nap. We will see her heading in the woods during her usual afternoon nap time and reappearing…...

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