Friday, February 18, 2011

Elephant Devoured High-Speed Time Lapse Shows 7 Days Of Animals Feeding

It took seven days for animals to tear this elephant to pieces, but in the video it takes just seconds.

The experiment, which is a part of footage captured for a UK Channel 4 documentary called "The Elephant: Life After Death," was put down by a veterinarian after it was mortally wounded by ivory poachers, according to New Scientist. Researchers were trying to determine what and how different animals feed on the carcass.

As can be seen in the video, the elephant is eventually reduced to nothing by a variety of animals, including hyenas, leopards and vultures.

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