Affiliative

Gathering

During interactions of high social arousal (e.g. when greeting, reaffirming bonds, expressing solidarity, during a mating, a birth, a fight, or during reconciliation) , close associates....
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Caressing

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Using the trunk to touch or "caress" another in a reassuring or comforting manner. While adult females or juvenile females most often direct reassuring touches towards infants and....
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Temporin

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Sudden streaming of secretion from the temporal glands during socially exciting interactions. Many socially stimulating interactions between family members are associated with the sudden....
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Ear-Secretion

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Sudden squirting or streaming of secretion from the ear during events that cause extreme excitement, such as the birth of a baby, or extreme unease, such as the sudden sounds of predators....
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Test-Temporal-Gland

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Reaching out with the trunk to smell another elephant's temporal glands. This display is most often observed following meeting of two individuals in association with greeting and is....
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Eye-Widening

Opening the eyes wide. An elephant normally casts is eyes down. An alarmed, frightened or highly excited elephant opens it eyes wide. This may also be seen during intense social interaction....
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Urinating

During moments of extreme social excitement such as Bonding Ceremonies, females urinate and defecate as they rub against one another and spin around.....
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Trunk-Twining

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Mutual entwining of trunks may occur during both low and high intensity greetings. (66) As seen between greeting and sparring males the entwining of trunks is slow and sensual; whereas....
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Tusk-Clicking

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Standing in parallel Head-Raising and Ear-Lifting two closely allied elephants may (apparently purposefully) click their tusks together. Elephants may click their tusks together during....
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Test-Mouth

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Reaching the trunk toward or into mouth of another; between non-relatives esp. males in context of greeting; between family members in context of greeting, feeding & reassuring calves -....
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Eye-Widening

Explorer is trying to suckle, but his family is on the move.

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Urinating

Explorer is trying to suckle, but his family is on the move.

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Trunk-Twining

Lewa is trying to suckle from a bottle, but there is a lot of pushing and shoving by the other orphans and that disturbs him.

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Tusk-Clicking

Emmet screams when trying to suckle.

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