Season 1

Episode Guide

Flood Warning

S1 E1
Aug 31, 1998
When the Thornberrys are forced to spend the night in the middle of the Savanna, Eliza seizes the opportunity to go hunting with a pride of lions, only to discover that Debbie is about to become a midnight snack.

Dinner with Darwin

S1 E2
Sep 02, 1998
When Darwin is miffed by Eliza, he sets off into the jungle to prove himself capable of his natural instincts. After a "scary" night in the jungle, he stumbles upon an empty shack and quickly takes refuge. When the family that owns the shack returns home to find Darwin, they could not be more pleased with their guest of honor.

Bad Company

S1 E3
Sep 07, 1998
A swarm of mysterious, prankster marmosets overrun the Thornberry camp, and it is up to Eliza to beat them at their own game.

Gold Fever

S1 E4
Sep 09, 1998
When Eliza and Debbie discover an old treasure map on the Galapagos Islands, they set out to claim their "riches" However, once the gold is discovered, greed sets in and the girls begin an all-out battle of trickery to get the gold away from one another. They battle each other all the way down to the last coin, accidentally losing all of the gold in a fiery lava pit.

Matadi or Bust

S1 E5
Sep 14, 1998
When Eliza, Darwin, and Donnie are flung from a Matadi-bound barge, they are stranded on the banks of the Congo river. They must traverse the cliffs and crags of mountainous Zaire in order to catch up with the family.

The Temple of Eliza

S1 E6
Sep 16, 1998
When Eliza discovers a secret temple, a group of jaguars believe that she is their long lost queen. Thrilled with her new royal position, Eliza gets in over her head and must escape the avenging jaguars.

Vacant Lot

S1 E7
Sep 21, 1998
As animals flee their homes and run for their lives, Eliza discovers a portion of the rainforest being destroyed by Kip and Beiderman. In a personal war against the evil duo, Eliza must convince the animals that, with everyone's help, they can stop the destruction and save the forest.

Only Child

S1 E8
Sep 30, 1998
Eliza's imagination gets the best of her when she thinks a local teenage girl is actually a dolphin trying to abduct her sister, Debbie, into a watery world.

Iron Curtain

S1 E9
Oct 05, 1998
Eliza busts a young elephant out of a Kenyan game preserve, only to face predators and poachers who are out to get them.

Valley Girls

S1 E10
Oct 12, 1998
Eliza and Debbie come face to face with a tribe of silverback gorillas, and must work together to get the convee out of the mud.

Blood Sisters

S1 E11
Oct 26, 1998
With Nigel and Marianne off exploring bat caves, Eliza and Debbie are left at the eerie residence of NigelÆs colleague, Dr. Renfield. Eliza becomes obsessed with spooking Debbie, when her imagination gets the best of her and the tables are turned. By the time their parents return, they are convinced that the absent-minded Renfield is a vampire out to get them.


S1 E12
Nov 04, 1998
Eliza's "good natured" intentions of assisting a struggling bird in getting food sets off a chain-reaction of destruction within the ecological system. It is up to her to back-track her steps and undo all her actions while some animals face near extinction.

Flight of Donnie

S1 E13
Nov 16, 1998
With a bed-ridden Marianne, Eliza tires to fill in her shoes around the commvee while Debbie goes with Nigel to shoot footage. Things get out of hand when a feather-covered Donnie is snatched up by a condor and mistaken as her own. Eliza must out wit the condor in to save Donnie's life and return him safely to the commvee.

Naimna Enkiyio

S1 E14
Nov 30, 1998
Challenging an ancient Massai legend, Eliza marches into a "haunted" forest to prove her bravery. Now, with night falling, Eliza must place her trust in the mysterious legends of the Massai in order to find her way safely through the dark forest.

Lost and Foundation

S1 E15
Mar 15, 1999
When the girls discover that their parents have mistakenly taken embarrassing home movies to an awards banquet, they join forces in order to save face. Their trip turns into a race against time in order to beat their parents to the podium and stop the world from seeing them at "bath time."

Nigel Knows Best

S1 E16
Mar 17, 1999
Hungry for adventure, Eliza concedes a plan to take a llama over the Andean pass, meeting her family on the other side of the mountain. However, she is disappointed when her "safety-conscious" father commandeers the lead. Along the journey, her frustration builds as each attempt to explore is foiled by her father's watchful eye.

The Great Bangaboo

S1 E17
Mar 22, 1999
When Eliza discovers that a local performer claims he can talk to animals she believes she's found a soul mate. Eliza must enlist the help of some very "urban" animals to help her sneak into the sideshow and meet "The Great Bangaboo."

Rumble In The Jungle

S1 E18
Mar 24, 1999
Eliza convinces a group of Baboon-like apes to stand up against their legendary adversaries- "The Others." Darwin, meanwhile, has met an almost identical group of apes with an identical problem. As Eliza and Darwin lead their separate groups into battle, they suddenly find themselves face-to-face, in an all out battle!

The Dragon and the Professor

S1 E19
Mar 29, 1999
Eliza will stop at nothing to get a look at the gigantic, fierce Komodo Dragon that lives on Southeast Asian Islands. Her plans are halted when the unexpected arrival of her home-schooling teacher forces her to "hit the books." Eliza plays a dangerous game of hooky that could cost her "her commvee way of life."

Born to Be Wild

S1 E20
Mar 31, 1999
When Eliza sneaks out ahead of her parents in order to find a rare Sumatran Rhino, she discovers that expose of his life would only lead to it's extinction. Now instead of taking the prized rhino to her parents, she must try to keep them from filming it. And the bad news is, Nigel's already on it's tail!