On our way out of the park, we stopped at the Mylodon Cave Natural Monument.   14,000 years ago, the giant sloth, the Mylodon lived in the area. The Macrauchenia, similar to a giant guanaco and also a dwarf horse, lived here too. The saber-toothed tiger, a Patagonian panther and the bear hunted them all.2015-03-10 11.02.15The view of the plains from the caveDSC07082DSC07092This was one huge cave!20150310_10220020150310_103129DSC07101The above bit of hair came from a real Mylodon.

About 10,000 years ago, all of the animals disappeared. The reason was probably climate change, but perhaps also volcanic eruptions and human hunters.