Animals TV Shows

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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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Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Too Cute
Too Cute
Nature
Nature
River Monsters
River Monsters
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Rescue Vet
Rescue Vet
Wild Transport
Wild Transport
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Nature
Nature
Bandit Patrol
Bandit Patrol
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Africa from the Ground Up
Africa from the Ground Up
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Yankee Jungle
Yankee Jungle
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
The WotWots
The WotWots
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Dogs with Jobs
Dogs with Jobs
Animal House
Animal House
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy
Drury's Thirteen
Drury's Thirteen
An Animal Saved My Life
An Animal Saved My Life
Big Game
Big Game
Wild Life
Wild Life
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
The Secret Life of Elephants
The Secret Life of Elephants
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Dog Days
Dog Days
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
K9 Mounties
K9 Mounties
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Animal Attractions
Animal Attractions
Wild Alaska
Wild Alaska
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
World's Weirdest
World's Weirdest
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Hidden Habitats
Hidden Habitats
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
SharkFest
SharkFest
My Animal Friends
My Animal Friends
Night
Night
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Outback Wrangler
Outback Wrangler
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Wildlife Collection
Wildlife Collection
Ridge Reaper
Ridge Reaper
ConQuest 200
ConQuest 200
Frisky Business
Frisky Business
Shark After Dark
Shark After Dark
Animal Airport
Animal Airport
Ice Holes
Ice Holes
No Limits
No Limits
My Tiny Terror
My Tiny Terror
Germany's Wild Wolves - As They Really Are
Germany's Wild Wolves - As They Really Are
Brazil Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
Return to River Cottage
Return to River Cottage
The Supervet
The Supervet
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
Big Deer TV
Big Deer TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Archer's Choice with Ralph & Vicki
Archer's Choice with Ralph & Vicki
Headhunters TV
Headhunters TV
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
Animalist News
Animalist News
24/7 Wild
24/7 Wild
Animal Weapons
Animal Weapons
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
The Savage Line
The Savage Line
We Move Animals
We Move Animals
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
Weird Nature
Weird Nature
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Best Breed Ever!
Best Breed Ever!
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Woman Raised by Monkeys
Woman Raised by Monkeys
Zeek's Animal World
Zeek's Animal World
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Animal Journeys
Animal Journeys
Jobz 4 Dogz
Jobz 4 Dogz
The Birds and The Bees
The Birds and The Bees
Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
Animal Armageddon
Animal Armageddon
Water Life
Water Life
Maneaters
Maneaters
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
The Hunt For Hogzilla
The Hunt For Hogzilla
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Islands On The Edge
Islands On The Edge
Tigress Blood
Tigress Blood
Last Tiger Standing
Last Tiger Standing
Cheetah Kingdom
Cheetah Kingdom
Ivory Wars
Ivory Wars
Pet Psychic Encounters
Pet Psychic Encounters
DogTown
DogTown
Preposterous Pets
Preposterous Pets
Underdog to Wonderdog
Underdog to Wonderdog
Animal Atlas: Pet Party
Animal Atlas: Pet Party
Crocpocalypse
Crocpocalypse
Animal Superpowers
Animal Superpowers
Human Prey
Human Prey
Bear Whisperer
Bear Whisperer
Big Cat Track
Big Cat Track
Dark Days in Monkey City
Dark Days in Monkey City
Wildest Arctic
Wildest Arctic
Wildest Islands
Wildest Islands
Ram Outdoorsman
Ram Outdoorsman
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Pets & Their Vets
Pets & Their Vets
Breed All About It
Breed All About It
Shark Gordon
Shark Gordon
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
Wildest India
Wildest India
Wildest Indochina
Wildest Indochina
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Jaws and Claws
Jaws and Claws
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Super Senses: The Secret Power of Animals
Super Senses: The Secret Power of Animals
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Planet Earth Diaries
Planet Earth Diaries
Blue Collar Adventures
Blue Collar Adventures
Dream Season
Dream Season
Fish Mavericks
Fish Mavericks
Wild Freaks of Nature
Wild Freaks of Nature
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
Secrets of the Deep
Secrets of the Deep
Antarctic Wildlife Adventure
Antarctic Wildlife Adventure
The Skunk Whisperer
The Skunk Whisperer
Animal Allies
Animal Allies
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
Wild Relations
Wild Relations
Going Ape
Going Ape
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Clipped!
Clipped!
Wild America, Small Game of America Collection
Wild America, Small Game of America Collection
Wild America, Cuddly & Cool Creatures Collection
Wild America, Cuddly & Cool Creatures Collection
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Feeding Time
Feeding Time
African Wild
African Wild
Creepy Creatures
Creepy Creatures
3D Safari
3D Safari
Anna's Wild Life
Anna's Wild Life
Animal Underworld
Animal Underworld
Snake Man of Appalachia
Snake Man of Appalachia
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
American Stuffers
American Stuffers
Maneater Manhunt
Maneater Manhunt