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Submissive

Queue-Up

Around a scarce resource or object of interest such as a drinking place, mud-wallow, fallen tree, or a "toy" lower ranking individuals may be seen standing on the side-lines or "pretending"....
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Head-Low

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Lowering of the head so that the top is below the level of the shoulder blades. This posture makes an individual appear smaller and can be a persistent display. Often given together with a....
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Back-Toward

Turning to present posterior and backing in toward another, usually higher-ranking elephant. This display is typically seen in the context of a greeting ceremony or when joining a resting....
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Ears-Back

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Holding or flattening the ears against the neck or body. This posture is most often seen when an elephant is running away or avoiding another; may also be adopting the Head-Low posture. An....
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Skirt-Around

In the presence of high-ranking individuals (at a fallen tree, or in company of an estrous female), lower ranking individuals (most often young males) may often be seen making a small arc....
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Distant-Frontal-Attitude

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In expectant or playful situations, pausing with the trunk up in a periscope or S-shape waiting for an adversary, dueling or play partner's next move. As two individuals approach one....
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Distant-Frontal-Attitude

Elettra got startled by a strange sound made by Petter in the car; she suddenly ran back and then rumbled.

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