Daktari: Win the Complete First Season on DVD

DaktariDebuting on Tuesday nights in January 1966, Daktari ran for four seasons and 89 episodes on CBS. The show follows the work of veterinarian Doctor Marsh Tracy (Marshall Thompson) at the Wameru Study Centre for Animal Behaviour in East Africa. “Daktari” is a native word for doctor.

Doctor Tracy is joined by his daughter Paula (Cheryl Miller), American Jack Dane (Yale Summers), and a native named Mike Makula (Hari Rhodes), as they protect animals from poachers and local officials. They have two memorable pets; a cross-eyed lion named Clarence and a chimpanzee named Judy.

The complete first season of Daktari has now been released on DVD. You can purchase the set or you can try to win a copy here. To enter, you need to merely post a comment below. You can enter once per day.

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Guidelines: This giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only. (International readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail.) Many may enter but one person will win. You must be 18 and older to enter and no purchase is necessary. Contest ends January 8, 2012.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Stephen who won this DVD set in our contest via an email entry. Thanks to everyone who played. Watch for more contests in the future!

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  1. Maxpayne says

    I remember “Daktari” as a kid. CBS Friday Nights, I think. Mom took us to “Born Free” and was pretty freaked out over Lions ever since. Then came Clarence, the cross-eyed Lion, I think he’s even in the theme music, isn’t he? Remember a strong cast and lots of adventure and probably LOTS of stock footage, but didn’t know it at the time. Glad to see it’s been released on DVD and NOW I know where I saw Hari Rhodes before! He is stellar in “Escape from the Planet of the Apes” and he seemed SO familiar…now I know.
    Next up, I hope, “Cowboy in Africa”!! Chuck Connors & Tom Nardini on ABC…counter-programmed against “Daktari”, I think, but didn’t last as long. Thanks for your website, too, I came here to find info on “Sanctuary” but found news about all of my favorite shows…so this is now bookmarked as a favorite and keep up the good work!

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