Posted by: Debra LaValley | February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012

DAKTARI! I may have only been 9 years old when DAKTARI first appeared on TV in 1966 – but I have always remembered that show fondly and wished they would replay it again on tv. It appealed to me because it was filled with adventure and animals. To this day, I love wildlife! I often watch nature shows, and I spend a great deal of time outside in search of wildlife to photograph (insects to mammals – it doesn’t matter).

Over the years, I searched eBay for DAKTARI on DVD, but I did not have any luck. I found a few DAKTARI items like the Corgi DAKTARI Land Rover and figures pictured below. Yes, I bought them. I found a couple DAKTARI books on-line too.

You can imagine how thrilled I was when I noticed on the other day that DAKTARI’s first season was now available! I ordered it immediately! I have been enjoying mini-marathons of DAKTARI all week! The real thrill is seeing the episodes in “living color” on my 42 inch television! (We only had a B&W television at home when this show first aired!) I only have one more episode to watch, so I am hoping the other seasons will be released soon! It is like seeing an old friend. πŸ™‚

Trivia: When answering the radio in this vehicle their “handle” was “Blue Zebra.” I didn’t remember that – but noticed it in the last episode that I watched. (BTW – I do remember WD9598 was the radio designation used by Porter Ricks in FLIPPER – another favorite!) I admit that I have always been a TV addict. My mother said as a child, I used to sit mesmorized for long periods of time in front of the TV. πŸ™‚


  1. Love it Debbie! I don’t remember Daktari but do remember how much I loved watching Flipper.

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