Bring Daktari Home!

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 Daktari (Audio CD)


Show Type: Adventure

First Telecast: January 11, 1966

Last Telecast: January 15, 1969

Broadcast History:

January 1966 - September 1968, Tuesday 7:30-8:30 on CBS

September 1968 - January 1969, Wednesday 7:30-8:30 on CBS


Dr. Marsh Tracy..... Marshall Thompson

Paula Tracy..... Cheryl Miller

Jack Dane (1966-1968)..... Yale Summers

Hedley..... Hedley Mattingly

Mike..... Hari Rhodes

Bart Jason (1968-1969)..... Ross Hagen

Jenny Jones (1968-1969)..... Erin Moran


Filmed at Africa, U.S.A., a wild-animal park near Los Angeles, Daktari told the story of an American doctor and his daughter living in Africa. "Daktari" is a native word for doctor. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian who ran an animal study center with the assistance of his daughter Paula, an American named Jack Dane, and a native named Mike. The Tracy's had two distinctive pets, a lion name Clarence and a chimpanzee named Judy. (Clarence had previously starred in an Ivan Tors movie called Clarence the Crosseyed Lion.) Also featured was Hedley, the British game warden, who often called on Marsh for help in dealing with animals, natives, and poachers. Added to the cast in 1968 were Bart Jason, a former ranger and hunter who had become a guide for camera safaris, and Jenny Jones, a seven-year-old orphan who became part of the Tracy household.