This 3829 m long and 168 m deep cave is located on the northern slope of the Kobylí Hill in the eastern part of the Belianske Tatras Mts. It lies in the national nature reserve Belianske Tatras within the territory of the Tatra National Park. An educational trail leads to the cave entrance at the elevation of 890 m. The trail is 1,000 m long, and you need to overcome 122 m of altitude.
Formed in Mesozoic Middle Triassic dark grey Gutenstein limestones of the Krížna Nappe. The origin of the cave was conditioned by interbed surfaces, less the tectonic faults, along which the waters penetrated and flowed into deeper parts of the underground. The primary caverns were entirely filled with water, which except for corrosion worked by slow pressure flow. Large cupolas and smaller kettle hollows were modelled on the ceilings.
Attractive are the flowstone waterfalls (High Dome, SNP Dome, Waterfall Dome, Musical Hall) and pagoda stalagmites (Palm Hall). Other forms of calcite fill are also abundant (Gallery, Treasury, White Hall). Air temperature reaches 5,0 to 6,3 °C, relative humidity 90 to 97 %.
Seven bat species were determined in the cave. Dominating is the Greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis). Occurrence of other species such as Whiskered Bat (Myotis mystacinus), Brandt´s Bat (Myotis brandtii). Regularly hibernation is recorded for the Common Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) and the Northern Bat (Eptesicus nilssonii). From troglobitic invertebrates there are springtail Protaphorura janosik, rare mites Vulgarogamasus maschkae and Gemmazetes cavaticus. The rare cave stygobitic crustaceans Synurella intermedia and Bathynella natans are living in cave pools.
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