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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Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Too Cute
Too Cute
River Monsters
River Monsters
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Nature
Nature
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Nature
Nature
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Raised Wild
Raised Wild
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
Wildlife Collection
Wildlife Collection
Animalist News
Animalist News
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Maneater Manhunt
Maneater Manhunt
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
SharkFest
SharkFest
Planet Earth Diaries
Planet Earth Diaries
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
The Supervet
The Supervet
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Last Tiger Standing
Last Tiger Standing
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
DogTown
DogTown
Brazil Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
Islands On The Edge
Islands On The Edge
Tigress Blood
Tigress Blood
No Limits
No Limits
Hidden Habitats
Hidden Habitats
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
Saved From Extinction
Saved From Extinction
Wildest Indochina
Wildest Indochina
Africa from the Ground Up
Africa from the Ground Up
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
Wildest Arctic
Wildest Arctic
Dream Season
Dream Season
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
Wildest Islands
Wildest Islands
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
When Animals Bite Back
When Animals Bite Back
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Nature Shock
Nature Shock
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Big Cat Track
Big Cat Track
Fish Trails
Fish Trails
Secret Life of Predators
Secret Life of Predators
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
When Fish Attack
When Fish Attack
Discoveries...India Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Penguins: Waddle All the Way