Standing or Walking with the “chin” or jawline lifted up so that it is almost parallel to the ground; if Walking away, the jaw is both raised and slightly tilted as the elephant Looks-Back. Often observed when an elephant is fearful or apprehensive or when confronting a threat. Chin-Up is a component of Standing-Tall.
References: Poole 1996: 41, 133; Poole 1999a; Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2004; Poole & Granli 2011 [Jaw-Tilted-Upwards/Chin-Raising]. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Vigilance