Grasping a forb with the trunk and pulling to uproot it.

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

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Foraging & Comfort Technique


Context: Foraging & Comfort Technique (1)

gf0004 has a chopped trunk from a previous snare injury. Notice that she has difficulty uprooting the Forb. Instead of grasping it in the tip of her trunk she seems to get a hold of it and then pushes it to balance it on her trunk-stump and lift it to her mouth. (Gorongosa, Mozambique)