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.

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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.

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