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
Nature
Nature
River Monsters
River Monsters
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Nature
Nature
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Built for the Kill
Built for the Kill
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Miracle Babies
Miracle Babies
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
K9 Mounties
K9 Mounties
Wild Life
Wild Life
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Raised Wild
Raised Wild
Drury's Thirteen
Drury's Thirteen
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Africa's Deadliest
Africa's Deadliest
Rescue Vet
Rescue Vet
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Wildlife Collection
Wildlife Collection
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Big Deer TV
Big Deer TV
Wildest Islands
Wildest Islands
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Tigress Blood
Tigress Blood
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Dark Days in Monkey City
Dark Days in Monkey City
Last Tiger Standing
Last Tiger Standing
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Night
Night
SharkFest
SharkFest
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
ConQuest 200
ConQuest 200
Wild India
Wild India
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Africa from the Ground Up
Africa from the Ground Up
Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
Nature Shock
Nature Shock
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
The Secret Life of Elephants
The Secret Life of Elephants
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
Saved From Extinction
Saved From Extinction
When Animals Bite Back
When Animals Bite Back
When Fish Attack
When Fish Attack
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
Secret Life of Predators
Secret Life of Predators
Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Fish Trails
Fish Trails
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Massive Nature
Massive Nature
We Move Animals
We Move Animals
Water Life
Water Life
Ram Outdoorsman
Ram Outdoorsman
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Megalodon: The Extended Cut