A cessation of Grazing, Browsing, Walking, Drinking, Comfort or other activity, but not of attentiveness.

References: Poole 1982: 27. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Maintenance


Context: Maintenance (1)

A group of elephants is Walking toward us. The first female stops and Stands still and everyone else Stands, too. The young males begin to Walk again, but the females and calves continue to Stand. While one might label this as Freezing, the elephants do not seem to be particularly alert as they would if Freezing. They seem to have stopped because the female in the lead decided to Stand. (Amboseli, Kenya)