Marc Ohms, a caver who's been working at Wind Cave National Park for 17 years, recently discovered a new cave, Rapid City Journal reports. Due to the location of the hole leading to the cave, as well as a nest of rattlesnakes and thick patches of poison ivy surrounding it, the cave has remained undiscovered until now.
The cave has so far been found to have fossils from 22 different species, the oldest dating back 11,000 years. Ohms began calling the new cave Persistence Cave, which is now the official name of the 15 square foot cavern.
During this week, cave employees as well as members of several museums and schools will be coming to remove materials and prepare them for curation. Media will be able to view the camp Wednesday, June 10.
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