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
Nature
Nature
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Nature
Nature
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Night
Night
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Wildlife Collection
Wildlife Collection
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Big Deer TV
Big Deer TV
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
SharkFest
SharkFest
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Rescue Vet
Rescue Vet
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Maneater Manhunt
Maneater Manhunt
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Planet Earth Diaries
Planet Earth Diaries
Brazil Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
Last Tiger Standing
Last Tiger Standing
Tigress Blood
Tigress Blood
Pure Nature
Pure Nature
Islands On The Edge
Islands On The Edge
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Wildest Islands
Wildest Islands
Wildest Arctic
Wildest Arctic
Wildest Indochina
Wildest Indochina
Saved From Extinction
Saved From Extinction
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
Dream Season
Dream Season
Ram Outdoorsman
Ram Outdoorsman
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
Africa from the Ground Up
Africa from the Ground Up
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
When Animals Bite Back
When Animals Bite Back
Discoveries...India Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Nature Shock
Nature Shock
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Big Cat Track
Big Cat Track
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Hidden Habitats
Hidden Habitats
Fish Trails
Fish Trails
Secret Life of Predators
Secret Life of Predators
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
Zeek's Animal World
Zeek's Animal World
When Fish Attack
When Fish Attack
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Penguins: Waddle All the Way