Marianne Hunter Thornberry


Marianne Hunter Thornberry
Sophie (mother), Nigel (husband), Eliza (daughter), Debbie (daughter), Donnie (son), Cordelia (stepmother), Radcliffe (stepfather)
Poachers, Debbie (occasionally)
First Appearance
Last Appearance

Marianne Hunter Thornberry is Nigel's wife. She operates the film camera and edits their nature show. Marianne is a strong woman, often the voice of reason, and sometimes loses patience with Nigel. She is usually the one to take on disciplinary duties, trying to keep the girls out of trouble and finish their homework. In Naimina Enkiyio, she mentions that she attended the University of California, Berkeley.


It takes quite a woman to travel around the world filming a television show about wild animals, and Marianne Thornberry is definitely quite a woman. Marianne hikes, climbs, dives and drives anywhere she needs to in order to get the perfect shot of the animals that she and Nigel need to capture on film for their show. Besides all this, she is a loving mother and dotes on her two daughters Eliza and Debbie, as well as her adopted sons Donnie and Darwin. Marianne is always ready for a new adventure, and is able to keep a cool head in the midst of stampedes, earthquakes, floods, and other would-be catastrophes. She also does a great Elvis impersonation!


Marianne has peach skin and a pair of white eyes with black pupils. She wears transparent glasses, an orange vest, and blue pants.


Marianne appears in every episode of The Wild Thornberrys. Her first appearance was in the series' pilot episode. Her last appearance was in Eliza Unplugged.

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