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Re: A little taphonomy on film



Pretty interesting. I'm not sure how much, if any, of this was edited, but it seems that the large mammalian scavengers only worked on the carcass at night.

As the story reports, this is part of a documentary The Elephant: Life After Death that was broadcast in the UK on Feb 16. Let's hope it will come to BBC America at some point in the future.

Dan

On 2/16/2011 6:09 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/02/tuesday-time-lapse-wild-animals-devour-elephant.html

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