Search Gestures Database

Elephant Gestures Database Search
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Escalation

High-Fiving

During coalitions, following a successful, collective rout of an adversary or a predator (often people), the participating elephants may come together and, standing face to face, they may....
Read More

Mock-Charge

Images: 1

A rushing toward an adversary or predator while Standing-Tall and Ear-Spreading that stops short of its target; an elephant may Forward-Trunk-Swing or aggressively Kick-Dust as it abruptly....
Read More

Real-Charge

Rushing toward a predator or other adversary while Ear-Spreading, head raised or lowered with the apparent intention of following through. The trunk may be tightly curved under so that....
Read More

Ramming

Rushing at another with head lowered and trunk curved under (to expose tusks) and goring or poking it with its tusks. This is a serious attack with intent to harm. (25a) Elephants may....
Read More

Dueling

Images: 2

Two elephants rushing toward one another, head to head, attempting to gore, tusk, push or interlock tusks to leverage an opponent down to the ground or maneuver him into position where he....
Read More

Escalated-Contest

Images: 2

The term Escalated Contest covers all displays that may be seen within the context of a serious battle between two males; in other words in addition to Dueling the suite of displays that....
Read More

Run-After

Images: 2

"Running" after an opponent. (16a) Elephants may also run after one another in play.....
Read More

Bow-Neck-Charge

Images: 2

An aggressor lowers head by bowing neck downward and simultaneously tilting head upward so that tusks are approximately horizontal. The Bow-Neck may be associated with Ear-Flapping and/or....
Read More

Group-Charge

Family group rushing toward another elephant or group of elephants en masse in a highly coordinated manner. Most typically an older female, often the matriarch, comes to the aid of a....
Read More

Pushing

Aggressively pushing the head or base of trunk into the back, side, head or trunk of another. Pushing should lead to a supplant and may be different from a "herding push" which is of a more....
Read More

Escalated-Contest

Chloe, Celeste and other CB females reach Kioko in musth; they reach our to sniff him and urinate and rumble.

Run-After

Echo rumbles as Masaku in musth arrives

Bow-Neck-Charge

A four year old female in a group containing the FB, EB and EA families rumbles as a musth male joins their group

Group-Charge

A distant group responds to a musth male