Animals TV Shows

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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River Monsters
River Monsters
Too Cute
Too Cute
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Alone
Alone
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Nature
Nature
Wild Life
Wild Life
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Destination Wild
Destination Wild
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Cheetah Kingdom
Cheetah Kingdom
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Bandit Patrol
Bandit Patrol
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Africa
Africa
Night
Night
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
Nature's Great Events
Nature's Great Events
The Supervet
The Supervet
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Animal House
Animal House
BarkFest
BarkFest
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
The WotWots
The WotWots
Pure Nature
Pure Nature
Outback Wrangler
Outback Wrangler
Built for the Kill
Built for the Kill
Animal Attractions
Animal Attractions
Rescue Vet
Rescue Vet
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
When Fish Attack
When Fish Attack
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
The Secret Life of Elephants
The Secret Life of Elephants
Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Animals Like Us
Animals Like Us
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Ram Outdoorsman
Ram Outdoorsman
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
Water Life
Water Life
Dogs with Jobs
Dogs with Jobs
Preposterous Pets
Preposterous Pets
Dinosaurs: The Untold Story
Dinosaurs: The Untold Story
Limitless With Theresa Vail
Limitless With Theresa Vail
Vet School
Vet School
Snake City
Snake City
Zoo Clues
Zoo Clues
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
Shark Gordon
Shark Gordon
Wildest Islands
Wildest Islands
Wildest Arctic
Wildest Arctic
Human Prey
Human Prey
Sons of Winter
Sons of Winter
Life on the Reef
Life on the Reef
Animal Storm Squad
Animal Storm Squad
Animal Armageddon
Animal Armageddon
DogTown
DogTown
Underdog to Wonderdog
Underdog to Wonderdog
Bear Whisperer
Bear Whisperer
Pet Psychic Encounters
Pet Psychic Encounters
Maneaters
Maneaters
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
Dark Days in Monkey City
Dark Days in Monkey City
Jaws and Claws
Jaws and Claws
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show