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: Conflict & Confrontation (1)

Matriarch, gf0223, with a long right tusk, Orients-Toward and Looks-At the vehicle in a threatening posture. She walks purposefully as if considering a Perpendicular-Walk, but appears to change her mind and pauses to Orient-Toward and Look-At the vehicle again, Standing-Tall. (Gorongosa, Mozambique)