Following a Mating, the mated female or her companions using their trunk fingers to pick up quantities of semen from the ground and sometimes using a Dusting or Mud-Splashing movement to ‘throw-blow’ it onto their bodies. Touching the male’s penis or his semen after a mating is typically followed by the female(s) turning rapidly outward and upward, away from the male, while Head-Raising, Ear-Lifting, Rapid-Ear-Flapping and vocalizing (see Post-Copulatory-Stance, Estrous-Rumble and Mating Pandemonium).

References: Poole 1982: 175; Poole 1989b; Poole & Granli 2003 [Test-Semen]. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Courtship