Wild Choronicles joins researchers to scale a giant tepui in Guyana, South America. Roraima, soaring more than 8,000 feet into the clouds, is like a prehistoric island in the sky, populated by plants and animals found nowhere else. Don't look down—this story is a real cliffhanger.

  1. How old is the tepui known as Mount Roraima?

  2. What is Gondwanaland?

  3. The scientists camp in "hanging tents." How are the tents secured to the steep sides of the tepui?

  4. What type of bird does Jose Rivas see on his way up Roraima?

  5. What insects does Jose examine in the "hanging garden"?

Noun

steep wall of rock, earth, or ice.

environment
Noun

conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.

Noun

large region that is higher than the surrounding area and relatively flat.

prehistoric
Adjective

period of time that occurred before the invention of written records.

tepui
Noun

isolated mesa found in the Guiana Highlands of South America.