Cady's Dad is featured in many scenes in the film, as he is the father of the main character, but his name is never actually mentioned. The official script lists his first name as Chip. He is married to Betsy Heron. He is a research zoologist who worked in Africa for years. Part of his research in Africa involved Asian animals. Pictures show him in Africa with a Burmese Python and another picture of his daughter on an Asian Elephant.
When he grounds Cady, he doesn't know that he isn't supposed to let her out.