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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Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Too Cute
Too Cute
Nature
Nature
River Monsters
River Monsters
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
K9 Mounties
K9 Mounties
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
The Skunk Whisperer
The Skunk Whisperer
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Saved From Extinction
Saved From Extinction
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Swimming With Monsters
Swimming With Monsters
Nature
Nature
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Jaws and Claws
Jaws and Claws
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
DogTown
DogTown
Wild India
Wild India
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Massive Nature
Massive Nature
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
Wild New World
Wild New World
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Animal Weapons
Animal Weapons
Wild America, Cuddly & Cool Creatures Collection
Wild America, Cuddly & Cool Creatures Collection
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Antarctic Wildlife Adventure
Antarctic Wildlife Adventure
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Secrets of the Deep
Secrets of the Deep
Wild America, Small Game of America Collection
Wild America, Small Game of America Collection
Feeding Time
Feeding Time
Wildlife Crossroads
Wildlife Crossroads
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Going Ape
Going Ape
Wild Relations
Wild Relations
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
The WotWots
The WotWots
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
Discoveries...India Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Dark Days in Monkey City
Dark Days in Monkey City
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Pets & Their Vets
Pets & Their Vets
Big Game
Big Game
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Rescue Vet
Rescue Vet
Breed All About It
Breed All About It
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Underdog to Wonderdog
Underdog to Wonderdog
We Move Animals
We Move Animals
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
24/7 Wild
24/7 Wild
Weird Nature
Weird Nature
Animal Armageddon
Animal Armageddon
Jobz 4 Dogz
Jobz 4 Dogz
Night
Night
Zeek's Animal World
Zeek's Animal World
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Of Sharks and Men
Of Sharks and Men
The Secret Life of Elephants
The Secret Life of Elephants
Fish Trails
Fish Trails
Secret Life of Predators
Secret Life of Predators
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
When Fish Attack
When Fish Attack
When Animals Bite Back
When Animals Bite Back