Episodes: 89 (hour)
TV show dates: January 11, 1966 — January 15, 1969
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Marshall Thompson, Cheryl Miller, Hari Rhodes, Yale Summers, Hedley Mattingly, and Erin Moran.
TV show description:
This family drama follows the work of Doctor Marsh Tracy (Marshall Thompson) as he works as a veterinarian and conservationist at the fictional Wameru Study Centre for Animal Behaviour in East Africa. (Daktari is the Swahili word for doctor.)
He’s joined by his daughter Paula (Cheryl Miller), and his conservationist staff; African native Mike Makula (Hari Rhodes), and American Jack Dane (Yale Summers), and . They frequently protect animals from poachers and local officials. District Officer Hedley (Hedley Mattingley) is the local game warden and Bart Jason (Ross Hagen) is a hunter.
Tracy has some unusual pets — Clarence, a cross-eyed lion, and a chimpanzee named Judy. In the last season, the vet takes in six-year-old orphan Jenny Jones (Erin Moran) and she becomes part of the family.
Episode 89 — Judy Comes Home
Young Jenny thinks the worst has happened after Judy the chimp and Clarence the lion disappear from the compound.
First aired: January 15, 1969.