A short (less than a second), high-pitched, high intensity Trumpet emitted by elephants engaged in spirited lone or Social Play and emitting. Some Play-Trumpets have a flatter reverberating quality, almost like a loud nose-blow and spectrographically these show more noise. Elephants of both sexes and all ages may engage in Play-Trumpeting, though it is more frequently heard among younger elephants.
References: Poole 1996; Poole & Granli 2004; Poole 2011. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Social Play