In the presence of high-ranking individuals (at a fallen tree, a salt-lick, a limited water source or mud-wallow, or in company of an estrous female), lower ranking individuals (often young males) may often be seen making a small arc to ‘skirt around’ the group to try to establish a more advantageous or safer position.

References: Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2011. (Full reference list)

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