There is a musical style called Funk, which We are not discussing today.
We are talking about the rare situation when a Rhino goes into a slump. The phrase We like is “in a funk”. Coping with depression. These conditions usually dissipate naturally, but they are plenty unpleasant while they last. The Rhino feels like a slave to moodiness.
Another use of the word “Funk” refers to a foul odor- to which We are sensitized. When one of Us is “in a funk”, Rhinos of all ages know because of the malodorous nature of the environs. We give that Rhino plenty of room to recalibrate.
Please Note: Not the ideal time for the cheery hello or tickling.