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After Life

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An unprecedented look at nature which follows the scavenging and decomposition process that occurs in the carcass of the largest animal on earth - the African elephant. Using a series of remote control cameras and infra-red lights, The After Life captures the feeding frenzy. Lions vie with archenemy hyenas for possession of the carcass; an array of vultures fight for a place too. Smaller, but no less critical, are the vast array of insects, flies, butterflies and wasps that are drawn to the carcass not just to feed but to breed. All the while, our panel of animal experts talk us through the action explaining the unique behaviours and physiology of each animal at the death site.