Reorientation of the body to face or look away from another elephant, animal or object of interest. Displayed by all age/sex groups.

References: Poole 1982; Poole 1987a; Poole 1989a; Poole & Granli 2003 [Turn-Away]. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Affiliative, Avoidance, Foraging & Comfort Technique, Submissive


Context: Foraging & Comfort Technique (1)

Elephants are feeding. A juvenile male reaches Trunk-to-Mouth to a young adult female; she Orients-Away from him and continues feeding. (Gorongosa, Mozambique)