Reaching of the trunk to the genitals of a female, putting the trunk fingers inside her genitalia and making audible sucking sounds. 

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

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Advertisement & Attraction


Context: Advertisement & Attraction (1)

A female with assymetrical tusks is coming into estrus and is being followed by a medium sized male who is testing her Trunk-to-Genitals. While we have often observed a male put the tip of his trunk inside a female's genitals we have not documented a male so actively do so with such an audible sucking sound. After doing this several times the male stands engaged in Trunk-Suction and then gives a vigorous spray - as if emptying all that he had sucked into his trunk from the female's genitalia. (Amboseli, Kenya)