Video: Maia Enjoys Her Snack

Maia is moving quickly toward a snack that’s been placed for her in the habitat. She can be quite a fast eater when she wants to be – as you can see! It’s just another peaceful moment at sanctuary, watching Maia flutter her ears as the birds sing around her.


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    Raven Black says

    Watching that I imagined Miss Guida was by her side sharing the snacks and flapping her ears right along with her sister. ❤💜

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    Susan Flewelling says

    Do they know where the snacks ate put or is it a game of hunt and eat to keep their minds active???

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      Sara says

      They are not always in the same place. We want them to have to go looking for their extra food so they get a little exercise.

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    Ellen Bollinger says

    Watching Maia get excited and happy is so sweet!!

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    Barb says

    Perfect surprise for Maia! Precious

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    Holly O'Brien says

    Love this!! She looks so happy

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    Julie says

    Thank you for this!

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    Tammy says

    So peaceful serene and very content just beautiful…💓🐘💓

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    Debbie Sides says

    Maia so cute with her fuzzy head and happy flappy ears!

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    Susan says

    I know in the wild male elephants go out on their own

    But does that mean a male elephant can never live in a sanctuary

    How can the sanctuary female reproduce if there are no male elephants from which they can mate

    Is artificial insemination done

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      Sara says

      We have plans to bring male elephants to sanctuary, though they will not live with the females. They will have their own habitat. Most of our elephants are geriatric and it wouldn’t be appropriate for them to mate. We are against breeding in captivity. You can read more about that here:

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