Using a forefoot or forefeet to step on or stand on another. This behavior is primarily observed during Social Play where an individual may prevent another from moving forward by stepping or standing on him or her. Young elephants may also place weight on a individual who is lying down by stepping or standing on him or her. The individual lying down is typically older.
In the context of Death, elephants often engage in touching (Explore-Touch-Foot and Explore-Touch-Trunk) or Mounting a body, and it is likely that they may also Step-On the body, although we do not have examples of such behavior.
References: Poole & Granli 2021. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Death, Social Play