Using a fore- or hind-foot to investigate or touch an object.  

References: Poole & Granli 2004 [Foot-Touch]; Poole & Granli 2003; Poole & Granli 2011. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Attentive, Lone & Object Play


Context: Lone and Object Play (1)

A four year old calf is acting silly and gives an Alarm-Trumpet as she reaches Trunk-Toward a rock. Then she approaches it and engages in Explore-Touch-Trunk and Explore-Touch-Foot first with her fore-foot and then, Pirouetting, with a hind foot. She turns and uses her forefoot again. Her mother approaches and they walk off together. (Amboseli, Kenya)