Daktari

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Daktari (Swahili for "doctor") was a television series that aired on CBS from 1966 to 1969, featuring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, a veterinarian at the fictional Wameru Study Center for Animal Behavior in East Africa. The show followed the work of Dr. Tracy, his daughter Paula (Cheryl Miller), and his staff, who were frequently forced to protect animals from poachers and local officials. Tracy's pets, a cross-eyed lion named Clarence and chimpanzee Judy, were also popular characters. Daktari was based upon the 1965 film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, which also starred Thompson as Dr. Tracy.

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The Killer Lion
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#1 - The Killer Lion

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/1966

A game guard's old pet lioness's increasing irritability culminates in an attack on a farmer.

Directors: Otto Lang
Adventure of the Lions Cubs
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#2 - Adventure of the Lions Cubs

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/1966

Dr. Tracy and Jack Dane come across three lion cubs whose mother has been snared in a poacher's trap.

Directors: Paul Landres
Trail of the Cheetah
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9.00
2 votes

#3 - Trail of the Cheetah

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/1966

While Janet Lorne is visiting Wameru, an escaped murderer is reported in the vicinity.

Directors: Andrew Marton
The Hostages
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#4 - The Hostages

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/19/1966

Clarence the lion and Judy the chimp are kidnapped and held for ransom.

Directors: Andrew Marton
Return Of The Killer, Part 1
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#5 - Return Of The Killer, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/22/1966

After escaping from prison, Roy Meadows, a wounded killer, heads for Wameru to receive medical aid.

Directors: Andrew Marton
Return Of The Killer, Part 2
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#6 - Return Of The Killer, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/29/1966

Held at gunpoint, Paula must try to remove a bullet from escaped killer Roy Meadows.

Directors: Andrew Marton
Predator of Wameru
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7.10
31 votes

#7 - Predator of Wameru

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/18/1966

Dr. Tracy sets out after a poacher, who has set dozens of animal traps all over the reserve.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Elephant Thieves
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7.06
35 votes

#8 - The Elephant Thieves

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/1966

A baby elephant heads for Dr. Tracy's study center after a trapper kills its mother.

Directors: Otto Lang
Leopard of Mdala Gorge
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7.00
1 votes

#9 - Leopard of Mdala Gorge

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/1966

A professional hunter joins an archaeological expedition, with the job of killing all predatory animals near the camp.

Directors: Otto Lang
Judy And The Hyena
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1 votes

#10 - Judy And The Hyena

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/26/1966

Judy the chimp, who was once bitten by a hyena, gets nervous, scared and agitated when she sees Paul and Jack bring in an injured hyena pup. Dr. Tracy has a difficult time keeping Judy calm enough so he can treat the hyena.

Directors: Paul Landres
Judy and the Astro Chimp
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#11 - Judy and the Astro Chimp

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/5/1967

Dr. Tracy faces a predicament when Judy the chimp trades places with another chimp who has been trained for the astronaut program, who has somehow made its way into the compound and gotten lost.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Diamond Smugglers
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#12 - The Diamond Smugglers

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/1/1966

Dr. Tracy pays a visit to two Frenchmen who say they are paleontologists, but who are actually diamond smugglers.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Chimp Who Went Ape
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#13 - The Chimp Who Went Ape

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/8/1966

Judy the chimp angers a family of wild chimpanzees when she brings an injured young chimp to the study center.

Directors: Otto Lang
The Killer Dog
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#14 - The Killer Dog

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/15/1966

A foul-tempered farmer has trained his German Shepherd dog to attack any and all animals from the Wameru reserve. Paula and Jack Dane find the animal caught in a poacher's snare, rescue it, and take it back to Dr. Tracy to be treated and, more importantly, re-trained—a prospect that's not likely to sit well with the dog's owner.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Maneater Of Wameru
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#15 - The Maneater Of Wameru

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/5/1966

A magazine photographer looking for a story lures a hostile tribe of poachers onto the Wameru reserve, thinking that she will get some dramatic pictures to go with the story.

Directors: Paul Landres
Crisis At The Compound
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#16 - Crisis At The Compound

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/12/1966

Dr. Tracy treats an injured leopard and releases it into the wild, but a visiting trade commissioner who wants to hunt for big game sets his sights on the leopard for his trophy. Dr. Tracy sets out to derail his plans.

Directors: Paul Landres
Wall Of Flames, Part 1
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#17 - Wall Of Flames, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/3/1966

Warned against hunting on the Wameru reserve, a hunter starts a fire to drive the animals out.

Directors: Andrew Morton
Wall Of Flames, Part 2
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#18 - Wall Of Flames, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/10/1966

Paula and Jack face the dangers of a brush fire started by an unscrupulous hunter.

Directors: Andrew Morton
Judy And The Gun-runners
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#19 - Judy And The Gun-runners

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/17/1966

Dr. Tracy lends a helping hand to Dr. Akubar, a gunrunner posing as an archaeologist.

Directors: Andrew Marton
The Return of Clarence
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#20 - The Return of Clarence

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/1966

Clarence the lion, normally a gentle soul, starts acting oddly after receiving a blow to the head in a jeep accident, becoming edgy, hard to control and growling at everybody. Dr. Tracy suspects that the blow has given Clarence amnesia, a diagnosis seemingly confirmed when Clarence suddenly takes a nasty swipe at Paula.

Directors: Paul Landres
Deadline to Kill
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#21 - Deadline to Kill

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/1966

A rancher releases cattle in a plan to entice lions and leopards to kill them, thus giving the rancher an excuse to drive Dr. Tracy from the area and claim the reserve's land. Dr. Tracy must round up the cattle before the big cats become livestock killers.

Directors: John Florea
Daktari's Last Hunt
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#22 - Daktari's Last Hunt

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/27/1966

A big-game hunter, angry at Dr. Tracy for closing off the Wameru reserve to hunting, stalks Dr. Tracy and Judy the chimp through the wild, trying to prove that Dr. Tracy will have to kill an animal to survive.

Directors: John Florea
Judy's Hour of Peril
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#23 - Judy's Hour of Peril

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/1966

Judy the chimp switches the vial used for her regular fever shot, causing Paula to accidentally inject her with a deadly virus. Judy then wanders off into the wild. Her human and animal friends race against time to find her and give her the necessary antidote before it's too late.

Directors: John Florea
Cheetah at Large
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#24 - Cheetah at Large

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/1966

The Emir of Asambana's prize cheetah is sick, and may not be able to race in an important contest with a rival tribe. The Emir threatens to cut off the Wameru reserve from using the water on his property unless Dr. Tracy cures his cheetah in time for the race.

Directors: Paul Landres
The Test
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#25 - The Test

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/1966

Mike searches in the jungle for a tribal chief's son, who has fled into the bush in an attempt to prove to everyone that he's not a coward.

Directors: Paul Landres

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