Plunge

An act of entering a body of water head first allowing the rest of the body to collapse into the water with a splash. May be used to enter a deep body of water with a steep bank.

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

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

Plunge

Context: Foraging & Comfort Technique (1)

A male approaches a water hole where two males are playing. He studies them and then chooses a place a bit further on to enter the water hole. He takes a step into the water onto what appears to be a small ledge and then Plunges headfirst into the water allowing his body and hind legs to collapse into the water with a big splash. (Amboseli, Kenya)