02/17/2011 08:54 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Elephant Devoured In 'Seconds': High-Speed Time Lapse Shows 7 Days Of Animals Feeding (VIDEO)

It took seven days for animals to tear this elephant to pieces, but in the video below 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.

WARNING: The video below contains some slightly disturbing images of animals eating the elephant. If you think you can't handle watching an elephant get torn to shreds, we don't recommend watching.