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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Too Cute
Too Cute
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Nature
Nature
River Monsters
River Monsters
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Nature
Nature
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Tigress Blood
Tigress Blood
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Ridge Reaper
Ridge Reaper
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Animalist News
Animalist News
Ice Holes
Ice Holes
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Wildlife Collection
Wildlife Collection
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Last Tiger Standing
Last Tiger Standing
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
Secrets of the Deep
Secrets of the Deep
DogTown
DogTown
Hidden Habitats
Hidden Habitats
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
World's Weirdest
World's Weirdest
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
Brazil Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
SharkFest
SharkFest
Fish Mavericks
Fish Mavericks
The Supervet
The Supervet
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Dream Season
Dream Season
Swimming With Monsters
Swimming With Monsters
When Fish Attack
When Fish Attack
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
When Animals Bite Back
When Animals Bite Back
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Africa from the Ground Up
Africa from the Ground Up
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Fish Trails
Fish Trails
Big Cat Track
Big Cat Track
Nature Shock
Nature Shock
Secret Life of Predators
Secret Life of Predators
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Indochina
Wildest Indochina
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Jobz 4 Dogz
Jobz 4 Dogz
Animal Journeys
Animal Journeys