An elephant grasping the trunk of another elephant, placing it in his or her mouth and sucking on it. A rare and possibly idiosyncratic behavior filmed on one occasion by an adolescent female toward her younger male sibling.

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

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