Time Together Playing and Splashing

Maia and Rana

Yesterday both Rana and Maia spent some time together playing and splashing in the big mud wallow. There are two ponds and a fresh stream in the habitat, but both girls also seem to like the smaller ‘puddles’ as well. The caregivers caught them in there the day before as well, but as soon as they got down the hill, Maia had already walked out. Before they had arrived, she was lying down on her side, giving herself a good coating.

The wallow has been there for some time, but part of our recent efforts to make the habitat more engaging for Maia was to plumb the wallow, so it was easy to get fresh water in there daily and to scrape up the bottom layer to refresh it. We’ll also be expanding the large pond and using that dirt to line the bottom of the smaller pond, which will end up larger as well. We are hoping these changes create an opportunity for both girls to discover some new joy in the habitat.

And for those wondering about the fencing in the photo, that section of fence is where yards 1, 2, 4, and 5 all meet. It’s essentially a square of gates that allows a safe space to drive into and do any needed medical care.

July 14, 2019



  1. REPLY
    Debbie Sides says

    So good to see them spending time together.

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    Maggie says

    What a fabulous post and photo. So lovely to see them together like this. Be happy our beautiful girls

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    Carey says

    How lovely, it must have been really good to find them together enjoying themselves, and I’m sure that your proposed improvements will be wonderful. Thank you for all your care.

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    Nancy Nortell says

    I’m so happy they finally are doing something together. I hope this relationship continues and that Maia finds comfort in Rana to help her through this rough time.

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