Using a combination of trunk, feet and, occasionally, tusks to manipulate, extract and ingest low growing plants such as grasses, sedges, rushes, forbs, or lianas. A wide variety of grazing techniques may be employed.

References: Poole & Granli 2021. (Full reference list)

This behavioral constellation includes the following behaviors: Grasp-Kick-Grass, Rip-Grass, Grasp-Grass-Slice-with-Foot, Sweep-off-Dirt, Trunk-Curl-Squeeze-Rip-Grass, Kick-Grass and occurs in the following context(s): Maintenance


Context: Maintenance (1)

The Mabenzi family Grazing on the flood plain. (Gorongosa, Mozambique)


Context: Maintenance (2)

Three adult males Grazing in Amboseli. They are using several different techniques including Sweep-off-Dirt and Pack-Grass. (Amboseli, Kenya)