Picking up and carrying a bone in the trunk. Elephants are known to show intense interest in, pick up and carry the bones and tusks of conspecifics. Although of lesser interest, they will occasionally pick up and carry the bones of other species.
References: Douglas-Hamilton & Douglas-Hamilton 1975, Goldenberg & Wittemyer 2019, McComb et al 2006, Poole 1996. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Death, Lone & Object Play