Maia

Healing Is a Long Process

Some of you may have noticed that Maia was missing from the video yesterday. Don’t worry; it’s a good thing. At the sanctuary, some healing and growth are immediate, while other processes are ongoing. Maia changed overnight when she arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, as did her relationship with Guida.…...

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Maia Enjoying Her Jackfruit

Maia doesn’t usually play favorites when it comes to food, but she has a special love for jackfruit. Jackfruit is incredibly sticky, has a sickly strong smell, and is definitely an acquired taste. But most of the girls really like it, and Maia will follow that smell anywhere. Thankfully the…...

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Determined to Fit

During a morning treatment, while the humans were with Mara and Rana along the fence, a nearby Maia decided that her entire body could fit in a nearby mud wallow. Many adjectives can describe Maia, but “little” is never one of them. She is a big girl and doesn’t fit…...

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Some Extra Treats. Some Love. Then Leave.

With Rana and Mara together all the time, and Lady… well, with Lady doing Lady-things, Maia has been enjoying some extra affection from her humans. As part of this, Maia has enjoyed going into the barn for “treatments” lately. Normally, she gets a visual inspection, tick check, and bug spray…...

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Sharing Spaces

Lady is continuing to share space with Rana and Mara at times. They are spending overnights together in the habitat as well, and everything is going well. Lady seems relaxed in general. When we see them come across each other in the habitat, she will usually stop and watch Rana…...

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Rana the Nurturer

Rana has a bit of a reputation for being our most social elephant. She is the unofficial welcoming committee of the sanctuary and is usually the first to meet our new arrivals. Her calm demeanor and willingness to adjust to another elephant’s needs make her perfect for this. Despite having…...

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