Animals TV Shows

About Animals

Everyone loves animals, and TV producers learned long ago how to take advantage of that love to create popular television programming featuring entertaining animals. The animals may be adorable, they may be scary, or they may be simply interesting, but animal-related programs are almost always appealing to a wide variety of viewers.

Nature documentaries are perhaps the oldest genre of animal programs on TV. They tend to present animals in a factual way, and they often focus on a particular species or group of species. Some nature documentaries examine the lives of a range of species that live in a particular habitat, and they are commonly filmed in a detached style that tries to observe the animals without disturbing or interacting with them.

Another style of nature documentary is more willing to step into the world of animals in order to add an element of entertainment to the otherwise academic scope of the documentary. In this type of program, a host typically interacts with the animals while presenting factual information about them to the viewer. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom is an early example of this sub genre of animal show, and more recent hosts of similar programs include Jack Hanna and Steve Irwin.

Animal-oriented programming has a presence within the category of reality TV, too. A sub genre of reality programming common on cable networks involves characters that engage with animals as a part of their careers. Alligator hunters, exterminators, veterinarians, animal control officers and law enforcement personnel have all been featured in series that depict the sometimes thrilling interaction between people and animals. These series, unlike documentaries, are much more concerned with entertaining than educating the audience

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Alone
Alone
Too Cute
Too Cute
Nature
Nature
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
River Monsters
River Monsters
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Anna's Wild Life
Anna's Wild Life
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Sons of Winter
Sons of Winter
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Wild Life
Wild Life
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Night
Night
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Maneaters
Maneaters
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
K9 Mounties
K9 Mounties
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Raised Wild
Raised Wild
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Big Game
Big Game
Rescue Vet
Rescue Vet
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
Nature's Great Events
Nature's Great Events
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Ice Holes
Ice Holes
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Drury's Thirteen
Drury's Thirteen
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Animal House
Animal House
Kingdom of the North
Kingdom of the North
Everything You Didn't Know About Animals
Everything You Didn't Know About Animals
Aloha Vet
Aloha Vet
Underdog to Wonderdog
Underdog to Wonderdog
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Bear Whisperer
Bear Whisperer
Dark Days in Monkey City
Dark Days in Monkey City
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Pets & Their Vets
Pets & Their Vets
Breed All About It
Breed All About It
Destination Wild
Destination Wild
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Dog Days
Dog Days
The Birds and The Bees
The Birds and The Bees
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Outback Wrangler
Outback Wrangler
Puppies vs. Babies
Puppies vs. Babies
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Wild New World
Wild New World
World's Weirdest
World's Weirdest
Animal Underworld
Animal Underworld
Polar Bear Family and Me
Polar Bear Family and Me
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Eating Giants
Eating Giants
Kalahari Meerkats
Kalahari Meerkats
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Spoiled Rotten Pets
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Nature's Soap Operas
Nature's Soap Operas
Weird Nature
Weird Nature
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
The Supervet
The Supervet
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
Shark After Dark
Shark After Dark
SharkFest
SharkFest
Shark Gordon
Shark Gordon