Moving at a fast amble, or ‘run’ away from another elephant. Elephants may Run-Away from one another in Submissive, Social Play and Courtship contexts. In a Submissive context all age/sex groups except infants may be observed to Run-Away; in a Social Play context all age/sex groups may Run-Away though typically they are younger animals, and more often males; only estrous females Run-Away in a Courtship context.
References: Poole 1982; Lee 1986; Poole 1987a; Poole 1989a; Poole & Granli 2003. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Courtship, Social Play, Submissive