Britain’s Channel 4 presented a program about what happens when an elephant dies:
A stunning investigation of what happens when an elephant dies in the wild and the life cycle that it feeds, from vultures and leopards to flies and beetles.
From an interview with the :
It seems a perfect way to demonstrate that death isn’t the end of the life cycle in an environment like this.
Precisely – something the size of an elephant carcass is a buffet for every creature in the area. It’s a huge opportunity for species which have their lifestyle and life cycles based entirely around carcasses like this. Everything plays a role in the process.