An unprecedented look at the scavenging and decomposition process that occurs after the death of the largest animal on earth – the African elephant. This blood and guts story follows the feeding frenzy using a series of remote control cameras and infra-red lights to capture the visceral transformation of death into life as hundreds of different creatures feast upon the 15,000 lb body. Lions vie with hyenas for possession of the carcass; an array of vultures fight for a place in the pecking order. Meanwhile, an army of insects, flies, beetles and worms infest the decaying giant, 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.
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