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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Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Nature
Nature
Too Cute
Too Cute
River Monsters
River Monsters
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Nature
Nature
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
K9 Mounties
K9 Mounties
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Built for the Kill
Built for the Kill
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Green
Green
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Big Deer TV
Big Deer TV
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Night
Night
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Big Game
Big Game
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy
Pure Nature
Pure Nature
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Yankee Jungle
Yankee Jungle
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Ivory Wars
Ivory Wars
Drury's Thirteen
Drury's Thirteen
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Dark Days in Monkey City
Dark Days in Monkey City
Wildlife Collection
Wildlife Collection
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
Raised Wild
Raised Wild
SharkFest
SharkFest
Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism
Hidden Habitats
Hidden Habitats
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Rat Busters NYC
Rat Busters NYC
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Saved
Saved
Africa's Deadliest
Africa's Deadliest
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Dogs with Jobs
Dogs with Jobs
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Tigress Blood
Tigress Blood
The Secret Life of Elephants
The Secret Life of Elephants
Massive Nature
Massive Nature
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
Wild India
Wild India
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Weird Nature
Weird Nature
Last Tiger Standing
Last Tiger Standing
24/7 Wild
24/7 Wild
Big Cat Track
Big Cat Track
We Move Animals
We Move Animals
Animal Weapons
Animal Weapons
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
The Hunt For Hogzilla
The Hunt For Hogzilla
Islands On The Edge
Islands On The Edge
Cheetah Kingdom
Cheetah Kingdom
Water Life
Water Life
When Fish Attack
When Fish Attack