An adult elephant, typically female, intervening in an interaction between younger elephants, or engaging in behavior, in such a way as to come to the aid of an elephant being bullied, or put a stop to aggressive behavior or rough play.

References: Bates et al 2008. (Full reference list)

This behavioral constellation includes the following behaviors: Advance-Toward, Forward-Trunk-Swing, Trunk-to-Genitals, Trunk-to-Mouth and occurs in the following context(s): Birth, Calf Reassurance & Protection