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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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Nature
Nature
Too Cute
Too Cute
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
River Monsters
River Monsters
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Wild Transport
Wild Transport
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Nature
Nature
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
K9 Mounties
K9 Mounties
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Africa from the Ground Up
Africa from the Ground Up
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
The WotWots
The WotWots
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Yankee Jungle
Yankee Jungle
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
World's Weirdest
World's Weirdest
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Drury's Thirteen
Drury's Thirteen
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy
Wildlife Collection
Wildlife Collection
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
SharkFest
SharkFest
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Wild Life
Wild Life
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Animal Attractions
Animal Attractions
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Hidden Habitats
Hidden Habitats
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Night
Night
Dog Days
Dog Days
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
Human Prey
Human Prey
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
We Move Animals
We Move Animals
Animal House
Animal House
Animal Weapons
Animal Weapons
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Animal Journeys
Animal Journeys
Ivory Wars
Ivory Wars
Dogs with Jobs
Dogs with Jobs
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Weird Nature
Weird Nature
24/7 Wild
24/7 Wild
Wild India
Wild India
Massive Nature
Massive Nature
When Animals Bite Back
When Animals Bite Back
Saved From Extinction
Saved From Extinction
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
Jobz 4 Dogz
Jobz 4 Dogz