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Object Play

An elephant picking up a bone (s) of an elephant, mouthing it, biting it, stepping on it, rolling it under a foot, waving it about and tossing it. Similar to Object-Play an elephant may toy with the bones of another elephant. These are very gentle actions done in quiet contemplation (130b)

Using the hind foot to investigate an elephant or object. This behavior is often seen in play associated with Kick-Back (147a), and as a form of Sheparding, but is perhaps most clear and prolonged when an elephant investigates a dead elephant or elephant bones. In this context an elephant may Back-Toward the dead elephant and touch its body gently with a hind foot or hover a foot over the body (147b)