This 300 foot wall in Bolivia contains real dinosaur footprints, over 5000 of them to be exact. The dino-imprinted limestone slab is located 3 miles from downtown Sucre, Bolivia drawing visitors from near and far.
Known as Cal Orka, the massive wall contains 462 distinct dinosaur tracks from 8 or more different species of dinosaurs, totaling over 5000 individual footprints. Cal Orka Is one of the only locations you can visit with so many different types of dinosaur footprints in such a small area.
Did dinosaurs have the ability to walk up steep vertical walls? Otherwise, how else to these footprints come to be?
Dinosaurs were big and powerful but they would not have been able to walk up the steep wall. Instead, these prints were made millions of years ago and since then the earth has moved and shifted thanks to tectonic plate activity. As a result, this once flat surface has now shifted upright in a vertical position.
These prints were made towards the end of the Cretaceous period, when dinosaur activity was very heavy in this area. Hence why the entire region is full of dinosaur artifacts. Right up the hill there is even a dinosaur Museum which opened in 2006.
The prints formed in the first place during a period of heavy rain when the dinosaurs feet sank in the sediment, creating footprints. Periods of drought that followed thereafter solidified these prints. When the rain returned, the prints were further sealed in the ground under the layers of mud and sediment.