Cave Name:  Kangaroo Cave

Alternate Names:
District:  Toledo
Area:  Rio Grande

Location:             Co-ordinates logged with the Belize Institute of Archaeology
Altitude: 59m
Length:  611m
Depth:  -24m

History of exploration:
In 1986 “The Rio Grande Project” expedition explores and surveys the cave.

In 2006 the construction of the Hydro Maya hydro plant alters water courses round the area and the water, resurging from Kangaroo Cave, is used to power turbines situated at the mouth of the cave.

In 2008 SWCC visit the cave but are unable to explore the system through the normal entrance due to the increased water levels within the cave and the danger of underwater turbines at the entrance pool.

A detailed description of the ‘original’ state of the cave is not readily available, but in general the cave is approx. 600m long with a stream way active throughout the cave.  A second entrance further into the jungle, enters the cave just downstream of a sump.

It is not known how the creation of the hydro plant has altered the cave.

Details on archaeology and cultural remains are available from the IA.

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NSS Rio Grande Project 1985