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Mud Baths, Naps and Barn Visits

Maia had a nice relaxing morning. After breakfast arrived and was consumed, she gave herself a little mud bath and then went and took a nap under a tree. After Guida’s passing, Maia had been returning to the barn more often than she ever had in the past. But she…...

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Rana Crosses the Creek

  Although Rana has been here for months and loves to explore, she had yet to cross over the creek. This isn’t something we were pushing. Aside from allowing elephants to figure out their new world at their own pace, we also hoped she would build up some muscle before…...

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Maia’s Foot Presentation

Things at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil are all good. This morning Karissa did some training with Maia, working on her front foot presentation. We do footwork with Maia, but because of the immediate need for foot care when she and Guida arrived, we sort of skipped past the formal training part.…...

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One for the Road

Volume on. This morning Scott walked up to Maia as he always would and gave her a little rumble. For a moment she got a bit wide-eyed and excited, and then she fell silent. We’re not sure if it’s because she’s not ready to be silly yet, or she remembers…...

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Rumble Spot

Scott was trying to get video of the area between their eyes, to show how it vibrates when they rumble. It starts with Maia, but Guida wants her turn to share as well. It can be hard, in this video, to see the vibrations, but you can see the area…...

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And Then There Were Three

  Sometimes when you are feeding the girls, you will already have both Maia and Guida in your sights, but then up pops Rana. This was one of those nights. Maia and Guida were being fed out by the pond when we noticed Rana show up as well. The first…...

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