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Cueva del Milodón

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Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

This cave just outside of Puerto Natales is where the remains of an extinct ground sloth (miladón) were found. A good spot to stretch your legs. The cave is massive but the miladón statue and other items on display tend toward the tacky.

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New York City, New York State, USA
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Cueva del Milodón, or cave of the mylodon, if one of the spots where this relative of the giant ground sloth lived. It was first discovered in 1895 by the german explorer Hermann Eberhard, who found the skin and remnants of what appeared to be a new species.

The cave itself is large and there's a path through it. You can also explore two other caves and "the Devil's Throne". There's not much to see, so don't expect cave painting, fossils, or the like. It's mildly interesting, but not enough to make a special trip. There is a small visitors center with restrooms, and a restaurant across the street. Neither of these were open when I was there in the evening.

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Madrid, Spain

El milodón es ya todo un símbolo de la ciudad. Se trata de un animal prehistórico (ya extinto) cuyos restos fueron descubiertos por el capitán Eberhard a finales del siglo XIX. Desde Puerto Natales se puede realizar una visita a las cuevas donde estos habitaban en la antigüedad que es más interesante para quien guste de la espeleología que por el animal en sí mismo, porque no hay nada más para ver por allí que el hábitat natural de este animal.

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