Bull With Trunk Draped Over Tusk

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Bull elephants reach sexual maturity in their late twenties.  Once mature they go through a sort of Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation for three months of the year  when they come into what is known as a state of musth.  The temporal glands behind their eyes swell and exude a trickle of pungent smelling liquid.  It is an advertisement to other bulls that they are prepared to fight for access to females.  However when musth bulls approach females they frequently drape their trunks over their tusks as this one is doing.  This is a non-threatening gesture and serves to reassure the females.