Lying in and rolling about in mud or muddy water. Engaged in by all age/sex groups, ostensibly to keep cool and/or protect against biting insects. Among musth males Mud-Wallowing is unusually vigorous and is associated with numerous musth behaviors, such as Trunk-Curling, Ear-Waving, Musth-Rumbling and is part of a musth display.
References: Douglas-Hamilton 1972: 82 illustration [Wallowing]. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Maintenance