Walking away from another elephant in a non-submissive or non-avoidance manner.

References: Poole & Granli 2021. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Advertisement & Attraction, Calf Nourishment & Weaning, Calf Reassurance & Protection, Coalition Building, Courtship, Movement, Space & Leadership, Social Play, Vigilance


Context: Social Play (1)

This male, together with a play-mate, has just spent 9 minutes standing within 2 meters of our car, studying us and playing with a rock. Standing a bit further away he seems to continue his study of us and consider his experience. He Head-Waggles and Walks-Away toward the Resting group he is with. (Amboseli, Kenya)