Gorok and Lok knock down what appear to be coconuts from a
tree, though the leaves on the tree do not appear to be
those of the typical coconut palm.
After feeling woozy and collapsing briefly during work that
day, Kim claims she feels fine and that she's fainted
before. Really? She has a history of fainting?
Gara refers to a special herb medicine in the form of a
thick soup that cures Kim as "glubose". The soup is made up
of leaves, bitter root, fox flower, and the eggs of
Pteranodons and giant turtles. There is an actual drug in
the modern world called
glubose used in the treatment of diabetes, though obviously
not made of those ingredients!
The cave dwellers refer to a Pteranodon as ardok.
Greg states that his father teaches a course in health
education back in the modern world.
The birds that flee the cave Katie and Lok run into to
escape the Pteranodon appear to basically be
normal, modern birds.
The two sauropods that appear at 8:17 on the DVD appear to
be brontosaurs. Possibly the same pair are seen at 15:07.
The insects seen at 10:18 on the DVD look like large
A place called Animal Island lies in the middle of the
swamp. Only animals dwell there, no humans.
The aquatic reptile seen at 11:48 on the DVD may be a
Plesiosaurus. Gorok later refers to the beast as Leego.
I am unsure of the type of creature seen rising its head
from the water at 12:48 on the DVD. It is chewing some
aquatic plant, so it does not appear to be a carnivore and Lok
states that it "just looks mean", implying it is largely
harmless. It may be a sauropod dinosaur whose body is
completely submerged, raising its head for air
intermittently as it feeds from the plant life on the swamp
Some kind of prehistoric crocodilian with protruding ridges
on its back appears at 14:41 on the DVD.
This episode reveals there is an "animal dying place" not
far from the where the cave-dwellers live. Many dinosaur
skeletons are seen here; they are difficult to identify by
species from just the scattered pieces of skeleton, though
what appears to be a Pteranodon skull is seen.
Gara uses what appears to be a very long animal horn to fend
off the giant turtle that intrudes on her cave. A couple of
even bigger horns (or tusks?) are seen leaning against the
cave wall at 16:56 on the DVD along with a couple of horned
Gara gets the giant turtle to clamp its jaws down on the
horn she carries, stating, "As long as I hold on, she will
not unlock her jaws," which prompts Greg to respond, "Just
like a Louisiana snapping turtle!" This is true of the
common snapping turtle found throughout the mid and eastern
U.S. states, including Louisiana. The common snapping turtle
is too large to hide within its own shell the way most
turtles do, so has evolved a long neck enabling it to reach
around as far as its hind feet to snap at an aggressor.
What appear to by hyenas show up at the cave at 18:35 on the
DVD, drawn by the smell of the cooking soup. However, hyenas
are historically known in Africa and Eurasia, not South
America where the Valley of the Dinosaurs exists.
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