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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Too Cute
Too Cute
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
River Monsters
River Monsters
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Nature
Nature
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Nature
Nature
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Wild Life
Wild Life
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Polar Bear Family and Me
Polar Bear Family and Me
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
The Savage Line
The Savage Line
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Jaws and Claws
Jaws and Claws
Ice Holes
Ice Holes
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
DogTown
DogTown
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
Animalist News
Animalist News
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
SharkFest
SharkFest
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Pure Nature
Pure Nature
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Shark Gordon
Shark Gordon
Puppies vs. Babies
Puppies vs. Babies
Eating Giants
Eating Giants
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Brazil Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Secrets of the Deep
Secrets of the Deep
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Big Game
Big Game
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Going Ape
Going Ape
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Wild America, Cuddly & Cool Creatures Collection
Wild America, Cuddly & Cool Creatures Collection
Swimming With Monsters
Swimming With Monsters
Nature Shock
Nature Shock
Clipped!
Clipped!
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Wild Relations
Wild Relations
Wild America, Small Game of America Collection
Wild America, Small Game of America Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Fish Trails
Fish Trails
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
We Move Animals
We Move Animals
Animal Weapons
Animal Weapons
Weird Nature
Weird Nature
Jobz 4 Dogz
Jobz 4 Dogz
Animal Journeys
Animal Journeys
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Zeek's Animal World
Zeek's Animal World
Woman Raised by Monkeys
Woman Raised by Monkeys
The Supervet
The Supervet
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
No Limits
No Limits
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Shark After Dark
Shark After Dark