An individual using its tail to carefully and precisely scratch an itch on its hind quarters.

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

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


Context: Foraging & Comfort Technique (1)

Icarus is in musth and Feeding in the swamp. He has a couple of itches on his rump. Notice how he carefully and precisely he is able to use his tail to scratch these. (Amboseli, Kenya)