An elephant Standing with its “chin” or face stretched outward toward another elephant he or she is facing making the neck appear elongated and the head higher. This is an anticipatory posture and the elephant is typically Standing and Waiting for a response. Often observed in the context of Sparring or during an Escalated-Contest. A sudden thrusting of the Chin-Out often initiates a new round of contact.
References: Poole & Granli 2004. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Aggressive, Social Play, Submissive