A male in musth Standing or Walking with his head held well above his shoulders, and his “chin” or jaw held “tucked in” toward the neck. Chin-In is a component of the Musth-Walk and Musth-Constellation.

References: Poole & Moss 1981; Poole 1982: 77 & illustration 4.7; Poole 1987a; Poole 1996: 137; Poole 1999a; Kahl & Armstrong 2002; Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2011. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Advertisement & Attraction


Context: Advertisement & Attraction (1)

After engaging in a bout of Flehmen, musth male Pascal catches up with Wissal of the WB family, the estrous female he is Guarding. She has been Waiting for him. He walks toward her with a Head-High and Chin-In posture. (Amboseli, Kenya)