An individual Charging at another and then, when the elephant gets close to the object of its Charge, apparently, purposefully "tripping" and falling down engaging in either Kneel-Down or Tusk-Ground. May be associated with Trumpeting.


References:  Poole & Granli 2021. (Full reference list)

This behavioral constellation includes the following behaviors: Head-Waggling, Kneel-Down, Run-After, Tail-Raising, Tusk-Ground and occurs in the following context(s): Social Play


Context: Social Play (1)

An adolescent female Charges our car and gives two Pulsated-Trumpets before reaching a little depression and purposefully 'tripping' and falling over into a Kneel-Down and Tusk-Ground. As she stands up she Checks-Tusk and moves away Chin-Up, Tail-Raising and Looking-Back. (Amboseli, Kenya)