Zeb and Eider Duck and the humans visited a World Heritage Site.
We entered the Naracoorte Caves.
There are many stalactites and stalagmites.
Stalactites come from the roof and stalagmites come from the floor. They are created from dripping water, entering through openings in the ceiling.
There are many smaller cave areas within the cave system.
A flashlight placed on a thin shelf of the cave causes a glow in the rock.
More recently another part of the cave system was found and it contains great fossils. This is believed to be an ancestor of today’s kangaroo.
Some people believe this was an ancestor of today’s wombat.
In the area of the caves, we saw The Australian Fossil Mammal Site. The Wonambi Fossil Center shows how the caves acted a pitfall traps, dens and roost for more than 500,000 years leading to a vast accumulation of skeletal remains of reptiles, birds and mammals.
So far, about 130 species of animals have been recorded here. Entering the Wonambi Fossil Center, we were greeted by this, now extinct, Tasmanian Tiger.
It is so sad that he is extinct. We love tigers. They are some of our favorite animals at any zoo. We liked this display also.
Another great display.
This one is very large. Scientists believe he evolved into much smaller animals today.
We love going into caves and seeing these fossils. We hope you visit these or any other caves soon. But, beware. Humans like these caves, and so do bats.