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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Nature
Nature
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
River Monsters
River Monsters
Too Cute
Too Cute
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Nature
Nature
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Wild Transport
Wild Transport
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
The WotWots
The WotWots
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy
Drury's Thirteen
Drury's Thirteen
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Attractions
Animal Attractions
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Night
Night
ConQuest 200
ConQuest 200
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Hidden Habitats
Hidden Habitats
Wild Life
Wild Life
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
No Limits
No Limits
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Wildlife Collection
Wildlife Collection
Green
Green
Animal House
Animal House
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
SharkFest
SharkFest
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
We Move Animals
We Move Animals
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Yankee Jungle
Yankee Jungle
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
An Animal Saved My Life
An Animal Saved My Life
K9 Mounties
K9 Mounties
Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Pets & Their Vets
Pets & Their Vets
The Savage Line
The Savage Line
My Tiny Terror
My Tiny Terror
Breed All About It
Breed All About It
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Animalist News
Animalist News
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
Ice Holes
Ice Holes
Archer's Choice with Ralph & Vicki
Archer's Choice with Ralph & Vicki
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Big Deer TV
Big Deer TV
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
The Supervet
The Supervet
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
Germany's Wild Wolves - As They Really Are
Germany's Wild Wolves - As They Really Are
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Woman Raised by Monkeys
Woman Raised by Monkeys
Zeek's Animal World
Zeek's Animal World
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
The Birds and The Bees
The Birds and The Bees
Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
Wild India
Wild India