Standing or resting with the body purposefully touching another. Closely related individuals often rest while intentionally making body contact with or leaning against one another.

References: Poole & Granli 2003 [Body-Touch]. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Affiliative


Context: Affiliative (1)

Little E is 14 days old. He makes purposeful Body-Contact with his mother, resting his head on her leg. (Maasai Mara, Kenya)