Cueva del Guácharo National Park

Local nameCueva del Guacharo
LocationRegión Nororiental, Venezuela

The Guácharo Cave National Park is located 12 km from the town of Caripe, Monagas, Venezuela. It has as its centerpiece a large limestone cave.

The cave was visited in 1799 by Alexander von Humboldt, who realised that the thousands of oilbirds which live in the cave belonged to a species unknown to science. Humboldt named the frugivorous, nocturnal species after the town of Caripe.

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Address Venezuela

Coordinates 10°10'17.602" N -63°33'13.052" E

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