Using the trunk to grasp, hold, support and move someone (e.g. animal, human, stillborn infant, infant needing assistance) or something (e.g. branch, cushion, bones), from one place to another. In the case of a dead animal or human, or bones these are referred to as Carry-Carcass or Carry-Bone, respectively.
References: Bere 1966; Douglas-Hamilton & Douglas-Hamilton 1975; Moss 1992: 58, 123 [photograph], 124; Poole 1996: 160 (only referring to dead injured); Poole & Granli 2003; McComb et al. 2006. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Calf Reassurance & Protection, Foraging & Comfort Technique