Postcards Catalog - Bears' Cave, Romania


Bears' Cave

Bears' Cave (Romanian: Peștera Urșilor) is located the western Apuseni Mountains, on the outskirts of Chişcău village, Bihor County, northwestern Romania. It was discovered in 1975 by "Speodava", an amateur speleologist group.
Bears' Cave received its name after the 140 cave bear skeletons which were discovered on the site in 1983. The cave bear, also known as Ursus spelaeus, is a species of bear which became extinct during the Last Glacial Maximum, about 27,500 years ago.
The cave has three galleries and four halls: the Candles Hall, the Spaghetti Hall, Emil Racovita Hall, the Bones Hall.





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