Skippy the Kangaroo - Intelligent family pet on
the syndicated Australian adventure program SKIPPY, THE BUSH KANGAROO/SYN/1969.
Skippy lived with Park Ranger Matt Hammond (Ed Devereaux) and his two sons,
Mark (Ken James) and Sonny (Garry Pankhurst) at the Waratah National Park in
Sydney, Australia. The Hammond family adopted Skippy when she was found injured
along side of a road.
The Skippy stories followed our bouncy hero as she helped protect the game
reserve from smugglers, rustlers and escaped convicts. Tony Bonner played macho
helicopter pilot, Jerry King.
In 1992, the series was reprised as THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SKIPPY with all new
Skippy Theme Song Lyrics
(Written by Eric Jupp)
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy, our friend ever true.
TRIVIA NOTE: The real Skippy was buried in a
national park in New South Wales long ago. The descendants of the original
Skippy kangaroos live in a sanctuary in Waratah Park in NSW. A stuffed remains
of a kangaroo alleged to be that of Skippy are on display in a hardware store
operated by a Mr. Dossetor in the 10 Mitre Store in Shepparton. See also
CATTLE: "Merrill...the Bull"
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