The Quest party travels up the Amazon looking for the location of high grade trinoxite ore. They run across a canoe containing one of the native brothers, Aku, who gave Dr. Quest his promising ore sample. Aku's brother had just been taken by the featherless giant bird called Turu. The wary Quests rent a boat and travel further upriver, past aggressive crocodiles, to find a mountain plateau where a living pteranodon resides. Strangely, it's also a pet controlled by a greedy, crippled slaver named Deen, who uses it to snatch natives for his "silver" mine (actually the trinoxite). Dr. Quest quickly decides to put a stop to them, and Deen wants them dead. Written by
Did You Know?
There's a pronunciation discrepancy. The natives call the pteranodon Turu because they can't pronounce the 'L' in Tulu, the name given it by Deen. See more
The Pteranodon is said to have been extinct for 1 million years. The real figure is closer to 65 million. See more
Dr. Benton C. Quest
Aku, whatever you said about that turu thing, you didn't say enough! He must be bigger than an elephant!