An individual getting down a muddy bank while maintaining continuous contact with its slippery surface. Many different techniques may be employed such as Sitting, Kneeling-Down, Lying-Down, or Standing and using the trunk to balance.

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

This behavioral constellation includes the following behaviors: Kneel-Down, Standing, Lie-Down, Sitting and occurs in the following context(s): Maintenance


Context: Maintenance (1)

It has just rained and a family of elephants must descend a muddy riverbank of black cotton soil to reach the Sand River. Ten elephants slide down the bank using a variety of techniques. (Maasai Mara, Kenya)