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
River Monsters
River Monsters
Nature
Nature
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Nature
Nature
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Wild Life
Wild Life
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Eating Giants
Eating Giants
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
World's Weirdest
World's Weirdest
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
DogTown
DogTown
Jaws and Claws
Jaws and Claws
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Animal Attractions
Animal Attractions
The Secret Life of Elephants
The Secret Life of Elephants
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Pure Nature
Pure Nature
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
American Stuffers
American Stuffers
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
No Limits
No Limits
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
3D Safari
3D Safari
Ice Holes
Ice Holes
Big Game
Big Game
Brazil Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Raised Wild
Raised Wild
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
An Animal Saved My Life
An Animal Saved My Life
Secrets of the Deep
Secrets of the Deep
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Wildlife Crossroads
Wildlife Crossroads
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
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
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Clipped!
Clipped!
Discoveries...India Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Wild Relations
Wild Relations
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Going Ape
Going Ape
Swimming With Monsters
Swimming With Monsters
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Nature Shock
Nature Shock
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
We Move Animals
We Move Animals
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Weapons
Animal Weapons
24/7 Wild
24/7 Wild
Weird Nature
Weird Nature
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
Jobz 4 Dogz
Jobz 4 Dogz
Animal Journeys
Animal Journeys
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Zeek's Animal World
Zeek's Animal World
Woman Raised by Monkeys
Woman Raised by Monkeys
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet