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


Context: Vigilance (1)

Jalila of the JB family turns and stops to Look-At us. The slight Head-Dip and the Foot-Swinging shows that she is a little apprehensive. (Amboseli, Kenya)