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"Tarzan and the Poisoned River" is the seventh and eighth, two-part episode of The Legend of Tarzan. It originally aired on UPN on September 10 and September 11, 2001, and later on ABC on August 24 and August 31, 2002.

Synopsis (Part 1)

Tantor drinks from the nearby river and accidentally contaminates himself with some sort of poison that has polluted the river. After analyzing it, Professor Porter concludes that it must have come from up the river, and so Tarzan and his friends convince Dumont to allow them to borrow his boat, as the poison will destroy his trade and jungle life. Terk stays behind with Tantor to look after him, while the others travel upriver, only to have their boat blown up by pressure caused by sick hippos and bad rapids. Going ahead on foot, Tarzan encounters Basuli, son of Chief Keewazi of the Waziri tribe, who tell them that men who resemble Jane and the Professor dug in the mountainside and dumped deadly chemicals into the river water. Meanwhile, Tantor has recovered from his illness and with Terk goes after his friends; Basuli shows Tarzan a mysterious cave shaped like a skull head.

Synopsis (Part 2)

Tarzan and Basuli, upon further exploration, discover that the cave leads to a mine with men digging for gold under the direction of a greedy man named Ian McTeague, who is simply polluting the jungle river for his own self-centered gains. When Keewazi tells Jane and Professor Porter of what he knows of the mine, they inform him that due to the chemical separation of dirt from ores, the chemicals are being dumped into the river. Tarzan and Basuli infiltrate the mine, but are captured by McTeague. With some help from latecomers Terk and Tantor, Jane and Professor Porter rescue the pair, who have become friends through their trials together. Jane then proposes they build a dam, to cut off the water flow. When McTeague sees this and demands to have the water back, Keewazi refuses and collapses the dam, creating a flashflood that destroys the mine. This defeats McTeague and his men and sends them running away, leaving the jungle for good. After this, Tarzan, Jane, the Professor, Terk, and Tantor make peace with the Waziris as they take one of their canoes down the river to head for home.

Trivia


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Media
Films: Tarzan/Video/SoundtrackTarzan & JaneTarzan IIThe Legend of Tarzan

Television: The Legend of TarzanHouse of Mouse
Video Games: Disney's TarzanTarzan: UntamedReturn to the JungleKingdom HeartsDisney's Extreme Skate AdventureDisney Infinity
Books: Read-Aloud StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of Reading Little Golden StorybookThe Tarzan ChroniclesBanana Hunt

Disney Parks
Art of AnimationDisney Animation BuildingTarzan's Treehouse

Entertainment: Fantasmic!La Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale DisneyOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Tarzan Rocks!Tarzan: The EncounterThe Golden Mickeys
Shops: Professor Porter's Trading Post
Parade: Parade of the StarsFlights of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational Parade
Firework: Celebrate the MagicHappily Ever AfterTree of Life Awakens

Characters
Original: TarzanTerkTantorKalaKerchakFlynt and MungoSaborLord and Lady GreystrokeManuJane PorterArchimedes Q. PorterClayton and his menBaboons

Midquel: ZugorMama GundaKago and Uto
TV Series: Robert CanlerNigel TaylorTublatHistaZuthoGozan and HungoIan McTeagueThaddeus HuntJake & SamMabayaCount Nikolas RokoffLady WalthamQueen LaLeopard MenMuviroKajUsulaDr. DoyleEleanorGreenlyHazelIanLieutenant Colonel StaquaitRenard DumontSamuel T. PhilanderTheodore RooseveltHugo and HooftNura and SheetaEdgar Rice BurroughsManganiJabariDaniaGerman PoacherBasuliNaohChief KeewaziNigel TaylorFemale Tyrannosaurus RexVelociraptorsTriceratops

Episodes
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"

Songs
Film: Two WorldsYou'll Be in My HeartSon of ManTrashin' the CampStrangers Like Me

Musical: Who Better than MeNo Other WayI Need to KnowSure as Sun Turns to MoonWaiting for this MomentDifferentLike No Man I've Ever SeenFor the First TimeEverything that I Am

Locations
AfricaJunglePellucidarDark MountainSkull Cave
See Also
The Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceMusicalQueen La's Staff