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Introduction, Slovak Caves Administration
As much as 44 caves and abysses, which represent a part of the most valuable natural heritage in Slovakia, were designated national nature monuments. As a part of the world heritage site, we can include here also other caves and abysses of the Slovak Karst. As type localities they represent morphological and genetical variety of underground karst phenomena, various forms of calcite and aragonite fill, monumentality and exceptionality of permanent glaciation, various forms of cave fauna, but also remarkable archaeological and historical monuments.
Details, Slovak Caves Administration
The caves are special natural phenomena, which appeal both to the public and experts of various orientation. In comparison with other natural phenomena, they mark themselves out by original and unique features accentuating the mystery of underground. Unusual and unforgettable is the view of various shapes of dripstones, water preserved rocky shapes, mighty underground halls, underground canyons with roaring waters or crystal clear lakes. Ice fill is a dominant feature of some caves. Well known ae also the findings of extinct animal bones. Many species of animals live in our caves where, except for the bats, there are many tiny animals accommodated to underground life. Since the man had entered caves already in late past and some of them he used for prehistoric dwelling, they are places with historical and archaeological findings.