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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Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Zeek's Animal World
Zeek's Animal World
Nature
Nature
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Too Cute
Too Cute
River Monsters
River Monsters
Yankee Jungle
Yankee Jungle
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Alone
Alone
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Night
Night
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Puppies vs. Babies
Puppies vs. Babies
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Wildest India
Wildest India
Vet School
Vet School
The Wildlife Docs
The Wildlife Docs
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Destination Wild
Destination Wild
Trijicon's World of Sports Afield
Trijicon's World of Sports Afield
Pure Nature
Pure Nature
Big Game
Big Game
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Secrets of the Deep
Secrets of the Deep
Nature's Great Events
Nature's Great Events
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Ridge Reaper
Ridge Reaper
Shark Gordon
Shark Gordon
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
My Animal Friends
My Animal Friends
Killer IQ: Lion vs. Hyena
Killer IQ: Lion vs. Hyena
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Built for the Kill
Built for the Kill
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Raised Wild
Raised Wild
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Animals Like Us
Animals Like Us
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Petersen's Hunting Adventures
Petersen's Hunting Adventures
Wild Animal ER
Wild Animal ER
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
DogTown
DogTown
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Maneaters
Maneaters
Pets & Their Vets
Pets & Their Vets
Breed All About It
Breed All About It
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
Dog Days
Dog Days
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
Rat Busters NYC
Rat Busters NYC
Saved
Saved
Green
Green
Maneater Manhunt
Maneater Manhunt
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Eating Giants
Eating Giants
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
Swimming With Monsters
Swimming With Monsters
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
The Secret Life of Elephants
The Secret Life of Elephants
Predator Nation
Predator Nation
24/7 Wild
24/7 Wild
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Best Breed Ever!
Best Breed Ever!
Brazil Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Headhunters TV
Headhunters TV