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"Tarzan and the Trading Post" is the second episode of The Legend of Tarzan. It originally aired on UPN on September 4, 2001.


While Professor Porter tries to fit in with the gorilla troop in order to study them, Tarzan and Jane look into a new trading post established by a French trader named Renard Dumont. After a brief scuffle with his men, Tarzan decides to allow them to stay as long as they don't interfere with the gorillas. After Jane does some shopping, Terk and Tantor realize that the trading post was constructed on the old Watering Hole of the local Rhino herd and wonders where they went. The rhinos are now rampaging through the jungle and are heading towards the gorilla nests and Tarzan must find a new place for the rhinos or be forced to move the gorilla troop elsewhere. After an attempt to reason with the rhinos fails, Tarzan ends up turning to Dumont's trading post and gets some dynamite which he uses to redirect a stream and create a new watering hole for the rhinos.



  • This would be one of the episodes to appear in a flashback in the episode "Tarzan and the Mysterious Visitor" with Dumont telling the story where he has become impressed with Tarzan's ingenuity.
  • This episode has a brief flashback to Tarzan's gorilla family captured and caged up by poachers from the original film, but in the show's animation. This flashback happens when Renard Dumont asks Tarzan on whether he's interested in buying some cages.
  • Jane's new blue dress from this episode would later resurface in the episode "Tarzan and the Eagle's Feather" as her formal wear during Basuli and Naoh's wedding ceremony at the Waziri village.
  • Professor Porter loses his loincloth twice in this episode.

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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"

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Film: Two WorldsYou'll Be in My HeartSon of ManTrashin' the CampStrangers Like MeSinging to the Song of LifeWho Am I?

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