Sucking water into the trunk and then, while swinging the trunk and pinching the trunk-fingers together, spraying water out of the trunk in a double fountain. This action is typically performed during play. 

References: Poole & Granli 2021. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Lone & Object Play, Social Play


Context: Social Play (1)

Tuskless female Dram approaches a water hole where some young males are engaged in boisterous play. She appears to Look-At them, perhaps contemplating whether to go in here. She sucks water into her trunk and then releases it while swinging her trunk about and pinching her trunk-fingers together creating a double fountain of water. She and her family move on to a quieter spot. Elephants are often seen to do this in playful contexts. (Amboseli, Kenya)


Context: Social Play (2)

A juvenile is making a half-hearted attempt at Drinking. Perhaps because the water is so muddy she creates a fountain instead and Sprays-Water out of both nostrils. (Amboseli, Kenya)