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
Nature
Nature
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
River Monsters
River Monsters
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Nature
Nature
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Jaws and Claws
Jaws and Claws
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Ice Holes
Ice Holes
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Fish Mavericks
Fish Mavericks
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
Night
Night
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Secrets of the Deep
Secrets of the Deep
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
DogTown
DogTown
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Wildest Indochina
Wildest Indochina
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
American Stuffers
American Stuffers
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Eating Giants
Eating Giants
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Ridge Reaper
Ridge Reaper
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
Brazil Gone Wild
Brazil Gone Wild
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Saved From Extinction
Saved From Extinction
Swimming With Monsters
Swimming With Monsters
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
When Animals Bite Back
When Animals Bite Back
Wild Relations
Wild Relations
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
Africa from the Ground Up
Africa from the Ground Up
Wildest Arctic
Wildest Arctic
When Fish Attack
When Fish Attack
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
Nature Shock
Nature Shock
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Dream Season
Dream Season
Going Ape
Going Ape
Fish Trails
Fish Trails
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Secret Life of Predators
Secret Life of Predators
Discoveries...India Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
Jobz 4 Dogz
Jobz 4 Dogz
Animal Journeys
Animal Journeys
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Zeek's Animal World
Zeek's Animal World
Shark After Dark
Shark After Dark
Woman Raised by Monkeys
Woman Raised by Monkeys
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet