A mother, or allomother, using a fore- or hind-foot to nudge an infant or calf awake, as when she or the group is ready to depart.

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

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Birth, Calf Reassurance & Protection


Context: Calf Reassurance & Protection (1)

Noyeau's newborn Lies-Down, but a juvenile female allomother doesn't let him Rest, Nudging him with her trunk and feet until he gets up again. We see this behavior a lot with allomothers - as if they are concerned that the infant is in some sort of danger if lying down. (Amboseli, Kenya)