Movement Initiation & Leadership

Waiting

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Standing idly while waiting for other family members to either catch up or to initiate a procession again; contextually this posture is obvious as the waiting individual is attentive....
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Ear-Flap-Slide

Flapping the ears moderately loudly against the neck and shoulders as the elephant tilts its head upwards and sometimes to one side, causing the ears to make a rasping sound as they rub....
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Let's-Go-Stance

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Standing on the periphery of a group, purposefully facing in the directions she wishes to travel, a female (usually) waits and rumbles "Let's go" every minute or so while attempting to....
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Ear-Slap

Slapping the ears once loudly and sharply against the neck and shoulders. Typically this display is made by a dominant female who appears to use it to call attention to her location and....
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