Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula, American Jack Dane and Mike, a local. Also living with the Tracys--and ... See full summary »

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 Dr. Marsh Tracy / ... (89 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Paula Tracy (89 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Judy (88 episodes, 1966-1969)
Clarence ...
 Lion / ... (88 episodes, 1966-1969)
Hari Rhodes ...
 Mike Makula / ... (85 episodes, 1966-1969)
Hedley Mattingly ...
 District Officer Hedley / ... (77 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Jack Dane (74 episodes, 1966-1968)
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Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula, American Jack Dane and Mike, a local. Also living with the Tracys--and equally a part of the show's starring cast--were a crossed-eyed lion named Clarence and a chimp named Judy. The series' storylines were largely centered around protecting the wildlife of the local game preserve from poachers and other threats. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The wild jungle fills with action as an animal M.D. tries to tame it. Marshall Thompson stars. In color. See more »

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11 January 1966 (USA)  »

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Viidakkotohtori  »

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(89 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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When Ralph Helfer and Marshall Thompson had a guest star in Daktari, they would tell him three things: Don't make a sudden movement, don't make a loud noise and don't approach the animal until someone who knows more than you do has 'read' him and knows what mood he is in." See more »

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Referenced in Ich Chef, Du Turnschuh (1998) See more »

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My Favorite Show as a Child
4 October 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This was the best family show around for its time. Although I was very young when this aired, I loved this and "Flipper".

They don't (won't) make programming such as this anymore for network television...probably because there isn't a market for something so simplistic but entertaining to all. There were elements in this show for every member of the family. But of course it was Judy the monkey and Clarence the cross-eyed lion that captured the child in me. And of course, Marshall Thompson was a vet (my first exposure to one!) in one of the most exotic and troubled locations in this world and Yale Summers was...very, very....cute.

Plus being a big music fan as I was with older siblings, I cannot ever forget the theme song of "Daktari". Why? Well, for all you music buffs (if I am not mistaken...please correct me!) members (or all) of group that performed the song was of Osibisa. Too Cool!!! Great family programming of an age long gone in television.


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