Using the trunk to feel about under water for a suitable plant, grasping its stems with the trunk and pulling to uproot it. 

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 collared male is feeding on water-lilies. He uses his trunk to feel about under water, grasp a plant and pull. (Gorongosa, Mozambique)