Cave of Bones

A sinkhole cave in Wyoming is home to a number of animals that have been trapped there for tens of thousands of years, NPR's All Things Considered reports. The US Bureau of Land Management has opened the Natural Trap Cave to researchers for the first time in 30 years, NPR's Audie Cornish notes.

Paleontologists like Julie Meachem at Des Moines University are rappelling 85 feet into the hole to collect fossils and DNA samples.

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