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Release Date:
11 January 1966 (USA) See more »
The wild jungle fills with action as an animal M.D. tries to tame it. Marshall Thompson stars. In color. See more »
Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 36)

Marshall Thompson ... Dr. Marsh Tracy / ... (90 episodes, 1966-1969)
Cheryl Miller ... Paula Tracy (90 episodes, 1966-1969)
Clarence ... Lion (89 episodes, 1966-1969)
Hari Rhodes ... Mike Makula / ... (86 episodes, 1966-1969)
Hedley Mattingly ... District Officer Hedley / ... (78 episodes, 1966-1969)
Yale Summers ... Jack Dane (75 episodes, 1966-1968)

Series Directed by
Paul Landres (39 episodes, 1966-1968)
John Florea (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Andrew Marton (7 episodes, 1966)
Dick Moder (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Otto Lang (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Writing credits
Malvin Wald (16 episodes, 1966-1968)
Ted Herbert (9 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Clark (8 episodes, 1966-1968)
Lawrence L. Goldman (6 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert Lees (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jack Jacobs (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stanley H. Silverman (3 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert Lewin (3 episodes, 1966)
John Hogan (3 episodes, 1968)
Richard Carlson (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
S.S. Schweitzer (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Meyer Dolinsky (2 episodes, 1966)
D.D. Oldland (2 episodes, 1966)
Alan Caillou (2 episodes, 1967)
Alf Harris (2 episodes, 1967)
Richard Tuber (2 episodes, 1967)
Art Arthur (1 episode, 1966)
Ivan Tors (1 episode, 1966)

Series Produced by
Ivan Tors .... executive producer (43 episodes, 1966-1968)
Leonard B. Kaufman .... producer (42 episodes, 1966-1968)

Harry Redmond Jr. .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Shelly Manne (1 episode, 1968)

Henry Vars (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Fred Mandl (9 episodes, 1966-1968)

William A. Fraker (unknown episodes)
Paul Ivano (unknown episodes)
Richard Moore (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
John B. Woelz (1 episode, 1968)

George Hively (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Harry Redmond Jr. .... executive in charge of production (1 episode, 1968)
Bob Scrivner .... production manager (1 episode, 1968)
Gordon Zahler .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1968)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Scrivner .... assistant director (1 episode, 1968)

Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Max Pittman .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Robert Glenn .... supervising sound editor (18 episodes, 1966)
Gordon Zahler .... post-production sound supervisor (9 episodes, 1967-1968)

Jim Bullock .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Bob Overbeck .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Toni Ringo .... stunt double: Cheryl Miller (2 episodes, 1966)

Bill Raymond .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael D. O'Shea .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 1967)

Doug Byers .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Shelly Manne .... composer: theme music (46 episodes, 1966-1968)
Herbert Doerfel .... orchestrator (18 episodes, 1966)
Henry Vars .... composer: theme music (18 episodes, 1966)
Series Other crew
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. / animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A, (89 episodes, 1966-1969)
Toni Ringo .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. (2 episodes, 1966)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
60 min (89 episodes) | Argentina:60 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion and Judy the chimp won PATSY Awards for the Series.See more »
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30 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Show as a Child, 4 October 2005
Author: lambiepie-2 from Los Angeles, CA

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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