Age: 44 years old

Sex: Female

Age at the time of rescue: 35 years old

Personality traits: Playful 

Recognisable features: One of the tallest elephants under our care; lower set eyes 

Present health condition: Healthy; frequent foot baths

Facility: Elephant Conservation and Care Centre

Favourite food: Cabbage and sugarcanes

Closest to: Phoolkali

Favourite activities: Loves long walks with along the riverside and taking sugarcanes out of her enrichment feeder

Special needs: Medicated footbaths for the healing of her footpad abscesses; dietary supplements with immunoboosters given in the cooked concentrate fed to her daily

Mahout name: Munna

Background history: Maya was rescued from a circus in 2010 where she lived an  abusive life of a performing elephant. Often made to stand on her two legs or made to “dance” at the whip of a stick, Maya spent her life entertaining people. When Maya was brought to Wildlife SOS for lifelong care, she was extremely frail, in pain and displayed stereotypical behaviour which showed her stress.

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