An obvious opening of the eyes to look, attentively, in the direction of interest. An elephant’s eyes are normally cast downwards. Observed in all age/se classes.

References: Kahl & Armstrong 2000; Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2011 [Eyes-Open]. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Aggressive, Attentive, Conflict & Confrontation, Vigilance