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The Skull Cave is a location in The Legend of Tarzan, appearing as the working place for Ian McTeague (chief-in-command) and the rest of the miners and the cause of a serious poisoning of the river in the episode Tarzan and the Poisoned River

In The Legend of Tarzan

In the episode Tarzan and the Poisoned River, the mine are responsible for poisoning the river that supplies major parts of the jungle with water, resulting in many animals and humans, being poisoned by the toxic water. Not knowing what has caused the river to become so toxic, Tarzan alongside Jane and Professor Archimedes decides to rent a boat and travel upstream to find the source of the poison. During their expedition, they are captured by Basuli and his patrol of troops under suspicion that they are responsible for the poison in the river seeing as they are dressed like "the strangers". Tarzan is however able to convince the leader of Basuli's tribe, that they are not responsible for the poison and his allowed to continue his expedition, on the condition that Jane and Archimedes remains captured as a sign of proof that his not lying to them. Tarzan, now along with a reluctant Basuli, travel further upstream until they find the source which turns out to be the Skull Cave. The poison were the toxic remains after the exploitation of the natural minerals that the cave was harvesting. Tarzan and Basuli try to shut it down peacefully at first but when the chief of the working team refuses to do so, they decides to do it the hard way. Summoning the rest of the tribe as well as some of the gorillas, Tarzan and Basuli are able to make a dam that cuts the water supply completely, resulting in production grinding to a halt in the mine as they can not extract the minerals they need without water. Angered, the miners follows the river bank until they find Tarzan's dam. Demanding the water supply be restored, the chief unknowingly fulfills Tarzan's plans to destroy the mine completely. Tarzan listens to his demand, and commands Tantor to demolish the dam by removing one of it's most essential components in the form of a stone that bears its entire weight. As a result, the dam collapses and causes a massive tsunami. The miners flee the scene in terror, and can't do anything but watch as the tsunami floods the valley, destroying the mine and all their hard work. The miners leave the island never to be seen again. As a result of the cave's destruction, the water is once again drinkable. Tarzan and his friends are later made honorable members of the tribe, and gain a new ally.

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Films: Tarzan/Video/Soundtrack | Tarzan & Jane | Tarzan II | The Legend of Tarzan
Television: The Legend of Tarzan | House of Mouse
Video Games: Disney's Tarzan | Tarzan: Untamed | Return to the Jungle | Kingdom Hearts | Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure | Disney Infinity
Books: Read-Aloud Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Little Golden Storybook | The Tarzan Chronicles | Banana Hunt

Disney Parks

Art of Animation | Disney Animation Building | Tarzan's Treehouse
Entertainment: Celebrate the Magic | Fantasmic! | Festival of Family & Friends | La Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale Disney | One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! | Tarzan Rocks! | Tarzan: The Encounter | The Golden Mickeys | Tree of Life Awakens
Shops: Professor Porter's Trading Post
Parade: Parade of the Stars | Flights of Fantasy Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade


Original: Tarzan | Terk | Tantor | Kala | Kerchak | Flynt and Mungo | Sabor | Lord and Lady Greystroke | Manu | Jane Porter | Archimedes Q. Porter | Clayton and his men | Baboons
Midquel: Zugor | Mama Gunda | Kago and Uto
TV Series: Tublat | Hista | Zutho | Gozan and Hungo | Ian McTeague | Thaddeus Hunt | Jake & Sam | Mabaya | Count Nikolas Rokoff | Lady Waltham | Queen La | Leopard Men | Muviro | Kaj | Usula | Dr. Doyle | Eleanor | Greenly | Hazel | Ian | Lieutenant Colonel Staquait | Renard Dumont | Samuel T. Philander | Theodore Roosevelt | Hugo and Hooft | Nura and Sheeta | Edgar Rice Burroughs | Mangani | Jabari | Dania | German Poacher | Basuli | Naoh | Chief Keewazi | Nigel Taylor | Female Tyrannosaurus Rex | Velociraptors | Triceratops


Season One: "Race Against Time" | "Trading Post" | "Lost Cub" | "Lost City of Opar" | "Fugitives" | "Rogue Elephant" | "Poisoned River" | "Enemy Within" | "Fountain" | "Hidden World" | "Rift" | "Giant Beetles" | "Jungle Madness" | "Protege" | "Leopard Men Rebellion" | "Rough Rider" | "Seeds of Destruction" | "Silver Ape" | "Challenger" | "Outbreak" | "Silver Screen" | "Beast from Below" | "All-Seeing Elephant" | "New Wave" | "Lost Treasure" | "Return of La" | "One Punch Mulligan" | "Missing Link" | "Prison Break" | "Eagle's Feather" | "Face from the Past" | "Caged Fury" | "Gauntlet of Vengeance" | "Mysterious Visitor" | "Tublat's Revenge"
Season Two: "British Invasion" | "Volcanic Diamond Mine" | "Flying Ace"


Film: Two Worlds | You'll Be in My Heart | Son of Man | Trashin' the Camp | Strangers Like Me
Musical: For the First Time


Africa | Jungle | Pellucidar | Dark Mountain | Skull Cave


Queen La's Staff


The Disney Afternoon | Disney Renaissance | Musical

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