The Thornberrys are on the African plains in the middle of a drought. Eliza wants to help the animals, but her parents tell her that the animals will become more aggressive due to lack of water and food. In an effort to keep her daughter safe Marianne threatens to send Eliza home to America if she disobeys her parents. Eliza tries to help a young cheetah named Tono but she quickly becomes the target for Tono's and his mother's next meal.
Home video releases
- The Wild Thornberrys: Adventures in Africa
- The Wild Thornberrys: Season 2, Part 3
- The Wild Thornberrys: The Complete Series
- This episode was ranked #98 in The 100 Greatest Nicktoon Episodes countdown, and was the highest-ranked Wild Thornberrys episode to make it in to the countdown.