|Consumption: With a little help from the scavengers, wolves will consume a carcass until there is nothing left but hair and bones. A wolf weighting 100 pounds needs to eat 5 to 15 pounds of meat per day, but usually eats every 2 to 6 days on average, depending on the time of year and condition of prey.|
In the summer, beetles and flies will continue to consume the remainders. Finally, the bones weather and decay leaving no trace of what was once a living elk. The carcass left by the wolf is fully utilized until it has been completely recycled.