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Mammoth Cave National Park News

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  • Two new species of ancient sharks identified through research at Mammoth Cave National Park

    February 1, 2024 | 7:00 am

    Two new-to-science species of ctenacanth shark fossils have been discovered through the ongoing Paleontological Resources Inventory (PRI) at Mammoth Cave National Park. The two sharks, Troglocladodus trimblei and Glikmanius careforum, were identified by fossils collected from Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and northern Alabama.

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  • Black History Month Programs at Mammoth Cave National Park

    January 25, 2024 | 8:53 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will present a series of ranger-led talks, guided walks, and off-site presentations that highlight contributions of African Americans to the tourism, exploration, and development of Mammoth Cave.

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  • Mammoth Cave National Park increases public fees in early 2024

    December 13, 2023 | 3:09 pm

    Mammoth Cave National Park will increase fees for cave tours and picnic shelter reservations on Mar. 1, 2024.

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  • View the Geminids Meteor Shower at Mammoth Cave National Park

    December 11, 2023 | 10:30 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will host a special viewing event for the Geminids Meteor Shower on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. The Geminids Meteor Shower is a favorite amongst stargazers and is known for its bright and fast meteors which can be spotted at almost 50 an hour.

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  • Mammoth Cave National Park Announces Open Fire Restriction

    November 16, 2023 | 10:48 am

    Due to elevated fire danger, Mammoth Cave National Park officials have placed a burn restriction on all open fires in the park effective immediately. The restriction applies to the use of campfires in the park’s three front country campgrounds and in all back-country campsites and picnic areas. Gas camp stoves are permitted but should be watched closely during use.

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  • Mammoth Cave National Park to Host Cave Sing on December 3

    November 15, 2023 | 8:00 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park will host the 44th annual Cave Sing celebration on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at 2 p.m. CST. The free holiday event will feature musical performances in the cave by The Band Table Singers and The Caveman Chorus.

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  • Mammoth Cave National Park seeks public comments on Environmental Assessment to replace obsolete seasonal housing

    October 30, 2023 | 9:27 am

    Mammoth Cave National Park invites comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) to replace obsolete seasonal housing units with multiplex housing units and additional amenities during a public scoping period from Oct. 30 to Nov. 29. Full information on the proposed plan may be found on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website, and during a public open house on Monday, Nov. 13 at the Mammoth Cave Picnic Area's enclosed shelter from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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  • View a Partial Solar Eclipse at Mammoth Cave National Park!

    October 12, 2023 | 9:00 am

    Experience a partial solar eclipse at Mammoth Cave National Park on Sat. Oct. 14 at 10:39 a.m. CDT. Visitors will safely use telescopes to watch as the moon passes between the Sun and Earth and partially blocks it from our view. Park guides will present interactive solar eclipse themed activities to engage the community through science, creativity, and fun.

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  • National Fossil Day: New Species of Ancient Shark Identified Through Fossil Research at Mammoth Cave National Park

    October 11, 2023 | 6:30 am

    A brand-new species of petalodont (“petal-toothed) shark was discovered within the Ste. Genevieve Formation rock layer at Mammoth Cave National Park. The new shark species, Strigilodus tollesonae, was discovered when several small spoon-like teeth were found in a cave wall and ceiling during an ongoing paleontological resources inventory (PRI) coordinated by Mammoth Cave and the National Park Service (NPS) Paleontology Program. The public announcement comes on National Fossil Day (NFD), a day to celebrate and promote the scientific and educational values of fossils.

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  • Mammoth Cave National Park Celebrates Completion of Great American Outdoor Act Cave Trail Rehabilitation Project

    September 28, 2023 | 2:23 pm

    Mammoth Cave National Park officials and invited guests gathered inside Mammoth Cave today to mark the completion of a one-year project to rehabilitate approximately one mile of cave trail. The project was funded through the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) and has made significant improvements to cave infrastructure for visitor safety, tour experience, and natural and cultural resource protection inside Mammoth Cave.

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