Fossil skeleton discovered in cave in Quang Binh Province

On December 13, the managing committee of Phong Nha-Ke Bang World Natural Heritage Site said a fossil skeleton had been found by explorers in Son Doong Cave--the world’s largest cave--in the north central province of Quang Binh.

The fossil skeleton was found in Son Doong Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

The fossil skeleton was found by Howard Limbert, an explorer with the British Royal Cave Research Association. He found the skeleton covered with a thick coating of fossilized limestone.

According to experts, the skeleton may be that of a tiger which died at the spot hundreds of years ago. They will take a small sample of the skeleton to study but will not move it from its present position over a high stalactite, where floodwaters cannot reach.

By M. Phong – Translated by Hai Mien

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