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Reassurance & Protection

Defensive-Circle

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Perceiving a threat adult females protect calves in the center of a tight Defensive-Circle of elephants. Adults face outwards, heads up and ear-spread, toward the perceived threat, their....
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Trample-Ground

A vigorous scraping or trampling of the ground following the birth of a baby. The mother uses her forefeet to scrape the ground clear of vegetation, perhaps to help remove the smell that....
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Sheltering

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An infant seeking shelter or security by standing or sleeping under the front legs of its mother or other caregiver.....
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Shepherding

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The word to Shepherd means to gather, guard, herd, lead, or drive as a shepherd. In reference to elephants Shepherding covers a variety of actions typically by juvenile or adult female that....
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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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