PullingContext: Calf Reassurance & Protection (5)
A family group has crossed a small river and are Clambering up the other side. Two adult females are already out of the water. One mother turns to Help her calf, but it doesn't seem ready to come out. Then it tries and she attempts to Pull it, but the calf goes back into the water. It tries again, but the mother is feeding. The calf then follows others to try climbing out at another spot. When that doesn't work it comes back with another calf.
Two juvenile females are in the water with the two small calves and they seem to make a halfhearted attempt to Push them out, but their mothers are now both Waiting for them on the bank. As the calves attempt to climb up the bank the mothers reach their Trunks-Toward and around behind them and Pull them up the bank. In addition to Pulling the mothers trunk acts as a stabilizer, preventing the calves from slipping back into the water. (Maasai Mara, Kenya)