A calf clambering onto another calf or juvenile who is lying down. A calf or juvenile lying down, or getting down on its knees, is an invitation to younger individuals to climb on top. Young elephants enjoy this game of Climb-Upon and, in a big pile, they typically wiggle, squirm and kick out with their legs.
References: Lee 1986; Moss 1988; Poole 1996: 155, 156 illustration; Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2011 [Wiggling]. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Social Play