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Carnivore death cave: Ancient cave lured Carnivores to their deaths

Carnivore death cave: Ancient cave lured Carnivores to their deaths, A so-called carnivore death cave has been discovered in Spain, according to a May 1 Yahoo News report. I appears as if the cave provided ancient carnivores with the promise of food and water, but ultimately, they died in the supposed Nirvana.

The carnivore death cave has provided a wealth of remains from saber-toothed cats and "bear dogs." Study co-author M. Soledad Domingo said,

"Only the carnivores were daring enough to enter. But they were unable to make their way out. We think that the carnivores were getting trapped, and then they became additional food for another coming carnivore."

The ancient carnivore death cave was uncovered in 1991 just less than 20 miles from Madrid, Spain. Some 18,000 fossils have been dug up from this location, which was formed some 9,000 to 10,000 years ago. In addition to the cats and bear dogs, early ancestors of elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses, and horses have also been discovered in the Cerro de los Batallones.

Most of these fossils belonged to young adult carnivores. Older carnivores and herbivores did not venture into the depths of this cave.

Amazingly, some of these animals have never been found anywhere else except in this ancient cave. It is astonishing how much researchers have discovered with all these fossils. Over 98 percent of the fossils are of carnivores.

Perhaps more of these carnivore death caves will be uncovered throughout the region, so that researchers will learn even more about the ancient animals that inhabited the area.

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