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The Lost World exists in reality

Rising above the surrounding forest, tepuis are almost vertical walls, and many of them rise to more than 1,000 m above the jungle

The Lost World exists in reality

Rising above the surrounding forest, tepuis are almost vertical walls, and many of them rise to more than 1,000 m above the jungle.

The Lost World exists in reality. Tepuis is flat mesas on the Guiana Highlands in South America, particularly in Venezuela. The language of the Pemon people who live in the Gran Sabana, the word tepuis means “House of the Gods” – because they are very high. Tepuis are separate mountains, so they can find a great variety of endemic species of plants and animals, some of which are found only here, in tepuis.

About one-third of these species anywhere else in the world do not occur

About one-third of these species anywhere else in the world do not occur

Almost vertical slopes and dense tropical forest of tepuis make them unavailable for hiking conquerors

Almost vertical slopes and dense tropical forest of tepuis make them unavailable for hiking conquerors

Although the tepuis seem deserted, their tops are full of life

Although the tepuis seem deserted, their tops are full of life

Tepuis — the remains of a large sandstone plateau that once covered the granite layer between the northern boundary of the Amazon and Orinoco, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Rio Negro, during the Precambrian period.

The Lost World exists in reality

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