• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Other Life Forms

Nature and Science

Searching for microbes in Wind Cave

NPS Photo

In 2002 a microbiologist started a project to look for DNA (an indicator of microbial activity) in the corrosion residue and manganese deposits in Wind Cave.

Did You Know?

Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...