Using a variety of different techniques involving a combination of trunk, feet, tusks and mouth, to manipulate, extract and ingest woody twigs, branches, bark and leaves from trees and shrubs.

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

This behavioral constellation includes the following behaviors: Bend-Down-Bite-Vegetation, Fell-Tree, Grasp-Branch-Break-with-Tusk, Grasp-Seedling-Slice-with-Foot, Pluck-Seed-Pods, Roll-Tree, Scrub-off-Thorns, Shake-Tree, Stow-Branch, Strip-Bark, Strip-Branch, Grasp-Break-Branch, Grasp-Seedling-Pull, Grasp-Branch-Break-with-Foot, Pluck-Mushrooms, Fell-Sapling, Pluck-Leaves, Grasp-Branch-Bite, Break-Sapling, Guide-Branch, Step-On-Break-Sapling, Step-On-Sapling-Slice-With-Foot, Grasp-Water-Plant-Pull, Grasp-Water-Plant-Slice-with-Foot and occurs in the following context(s): Foraging & Comfort Technique