Grasping a low growing branch or branchlet with the trunk and then stepping down on it with the foot to break it from the trunk of the tree.

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

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Foraging & Comfort Technique


Context: Foraging & Comfort Technique (1)

A young male using his trunk to grasp a an acacia branch and then his foot to break/dislodge it from the tree trunk. (Maasai Mara, Kenya)