One elephant presses all or part of its body against another.

References: O’Connell-Rodwell et al 2011. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Affiliative, Aggressive, Social Play


Context: Aggressive (1)

The AA family is in Ol Tukai Orok. Angelina is with her infant twins when a 3 year old male (most likely Astrid's 2017, although his tusks seem long to be him) arrives Ear-Folding and begins Pushing, Kicking-Back, Head-Swiping and Tusking the twins. He even backs into and Leans on one pressing it into and under Angelina.

We hear the infants give 2 Husky-Cries. Angelina is surprisingly gently with him - she give him a Forward-Trunk-Swing and he stops his aggression. The allomothers look quite alarmed. (Amboseli, Kenya)