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Sexual Monitoring

Tracking

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Musth male persistently following the scent of another, and actively scenting with trunk by sweeping the ground and or scanning the air.....
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Palatal-Pit-Area-Contact-Response

Placing the tip of the trunk in a liquid substance (often urine) and then raising the trunk and placing the tip in the side of the mouth on a series of small pits.....
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Place

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Placing the tip of the trunk over a scent of interest and immediately flattening the entire end of the trunk over the sample. A vigorous scrubbing motion lasting several seconds may follow.....
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Vomeronasal-Organ-Rinsing

An elephant appears to drink as usual (drawing water into its trunk, placing the tip into its mouth and pouring water into it) but after emptying most of the water from its trunk, the....
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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 males in association with greeting and probably....
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Test-Genitals

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Reaching of the trunk toward the genitals of another (sniffing) for the purpose of assessment of reproductive state and individual identification (101a). Test-Genitals may be Male-Female,....
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Test-Urine

Touching the tip of the trunk over, on, or in urine or a urine spot (102a) for the purpose of assessing reproductive state (either estrus or musth) (102a) and/or individual identification....
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Test-Dung

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Placing tip of trunk over or on dung presumably for the purpose of assessment or individual recognition.....
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Flehmen

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Placing the tip of the trunk in or near a liquid substance (often urine) and then curling the trunk, raising it vertically and placing the tip on the paired orifices on the roof of the....
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Test-Genitals

Emma, aged 12, gives this call to her brother, Emmet, an hour after his birth in response to a little snort made by him.

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Test-Urine

Mother, Ella, gives this call to her son, Emmet, an hour after his birth in response to a little sound made by him.

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Test-Dung

Elspeth rumbles as she touches newborn, Emmet.

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Flehmen

Eudora, rumbles to her infant.

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