In the context of Social Play, typically while sitting or kneeling, or when Mud-Wallowing or Bathing in deep water, raising the head vertically and then tossing the trunk high in the air and allowing it to flop down over and onto the head.

References: Poole 1996: 94 also illustration; Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2004; Poole & Granli 2011 [Sitting]. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Lone & Object Play, Social Play


Context: Lone and Object Play (1)

As Big Mama exists a mud wallow she raises her trunk and flops it on her head. This is not a particularly good example of this behavior, as although it is often associated with mud-wallowing, it is more often in a clear association with play - for example, in a mud-wallow or in the water. (Maasai Mara, Kenya)