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

References: Poole 1982; Kahl & Armstrong 2000; Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2011 [Turn-Toward]. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Affiliative, Aggressive, Calf Reassurance & Protection, Conflict & Confrontation


Context: Aggressive (1)

As G7 begins an Advance-Toward gm0016, gm0016 Orient-Toward him before beginning to Back-Away. (Gorongosa, Mozambique)


Context: Aggressive (2)

A teenage male is standing behind a female drinking at the river, apparently minding his own business. She Orients-Toward him in an aggressive manner and he turns rapidly away. (Maasai Mara, Kenya)