A persistent, prolonged and aggressive follow at a fast walk or run by one individual (usually in musth) after another (usually in musth). A pursuit often follows an escalated contest; when one male has signaled defeat by fleeing the victor initially Runs-After and then Pursues the defeated male for up to several kilometers. An elephant may also engage in Prolonged-Pursuit when seeing off vehicles.

References: Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2011 [Pursuit]. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Aggressive, Attacking & Mobbing