Cueva del Milodón | Patagonia Unbound

Cueva del Milodón

Cueva del Milodón, a prehistoric cave, is a common stop for those entering Torres del Paine National Park. Discovered in 1895 by Captain Eberhard, the cave quickly gained renown for the furry remains of
a Mylodon, a giant sloth long extinct, found within its depths. A replica of the behemoth sloth — towering twice the size of a man — stands sentinal at the entrace, a tangible presence of the exotic foreignness that was 10,000 BC. Visitors can also find a small museum at the site where one can learn more about the cave's prehistoric legacy and the consequences of Eberhard's discovery.