Following a Mating, the mated female or her companions using their trunk fingers to sniff semen (exuding from the penis or on the ground). This action is typically followed by the female(s) turning rapidly outward and upward, away from the male (qualifying as a form of Pirouette), Head-Raising, Ear-Lifting, Rapid-Ear-Flapping and vocalizing (see Post-Copulatory-Stance, Estrous-Rumble and Mating Pandemonium). Females may also pick-up quantities of semen with their trunk fingers and using a Dusting or Mud-Splashing movement to ‘throw-blow’ it onto their bodies.

References: Poole 1982; Poole 1987b; or Poole 1989b; Poole & Granli 2003 [Test-Semen]. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Courtship