Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Scientist TV - Best videos of 2011: Animals feast on dead elephant

Our fourth place video reveals the afterlife of an elephant carcass.

A feast for the savannah, this elephant's death nourishes a range of animals. The time-lapse reveals how hyenas, cheetahs, birds, and insects reduce the massive creature to bones within the course of a week. In addition to documenting the decomposition process in the wild, the footage also revealed disturbing imbalances in the food chain.
To find out more, read our original post, Time-lapse Tuesday: Wild animals devour elephant.
For more videos of voracious animals, check out how a snail can engulf a crab or see beetles devour a dead rat.

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