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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River Monsters
River Monsters
Nature
Nature
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Too Cute
Too Cute
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Discoveries...Argentina Collection
Bandit Patrol
Bandit Patrol
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Animal Attractions
Animal Attractions
Africa from the Ground Up
Africa from the Ground Up
The Supervet
The Supervet
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Puppies vs. Babies
Puppies vs. Babies
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Ronnie's Animal Crackers
Drury's Thirteen
Drury's Thirteen
Animal Superpowers
Animal Superpowers
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Underdog to Wonderdog
Underdog to Wonderdog
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Pets & Their Vets
Pets & Their Vets
Dog Days
Dog Days
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
K9 Mounties
K9 Mounties
Wildlife Collection
Wildlife Collection
Raised Wild
Raised Wild
Rhino Wars
Rhino Wars
Tribal Animals
Tribal Animals
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Species of Mass Destruction
Species of Mass Destruction
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
No Limits
No Limits
Ice Holes
Ice Holes
Big Deer TV
Big Deer TV
SharkFest
SharkFest
Wildest Islands
Wildest Islands
Hidden Habitats
Hidden Habitats
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Human Prey
Human Prey
Night
Night
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Animal Armageddon
Animal Armageddon
DogTown
DogTown
Bear Whisperer
Bear Whisperer
Pet Psychic Encounters
Pet Psychic Encounters
Maneaters
Maneaters
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
Dark Days in Monkey City
Dark Days in Monkey City
Jaws and Claws
Jaws and Claws
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Breed All About It
Breed All About It
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Return to River Cottage
Return to River Cottage
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
The WotWots
The WotWots
Frisky Business
Frisky Business
An Animal Saved My Life
An Animal Saved My Life
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
The Birds and The Bees
The Birds and The Bees
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism
Animals Say the Wildest Things
Animals Say the Wildest Things
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
Rat Busters NYC
Rat Busters NYC
Saved
Saved
Miracle Babies
Miracle Babies
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Pure Nature
Pure Nature
Viking Wilderness
Viking Wilderness
Outback Wrangler
Outback Wrangler
Africa's Deadliest
Africa's Deadliest
Wild Freaks of Nature
Wild Freaks of Nature
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Safari: An Extraordinary Adventure
Antarctic Wildlife Adventure
Antarctic Wildlife Adventure
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
The Skunk Whisperer
The Skunk Whisperer
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Animal Allies
Animal Allies
Creepy Creatures
Creepy Creatures
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
Green
Green
Beast Tracker
Beast Tracker
Snake Man of Appalachia
Snake Man of Appalachia
American Stuffers
American Stuffers
Built for the Kill
Built for the Kill
Wild India (Land of the Tigers)
Wild India (Land of the Tigers)
Wild New World
Wild New World
Maneater Manhunt
Maneater Manhunt
World's Weirdest
World's Weirdest
Animal Underworld
Animal Underworld
Anna's Wild Life
Anna's Wild Life
3D Safari
3D Safari
Polar Bear Family and Me
Polar Bear Family and Me
Of Sharks and Men
Of Sharks and Men
Eating Giants
Eating Giants
Kalahari Meerkats
Kalahari Meerkats
Max's Big Tracks
Max's Big Tracks
Wild Life
Wild Life
The Shark Files
The Shark Files
Wildlife Crossroads
Wildlife Crossroads
African Wild
African Wild
Feeding Time
Feeding Time
Petkeeping
Petkeeping
Big Game
Big Game
Secrets of the Deep
Secrets of the Deep
World of Discovery
World of Discovery
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Rescue Vet
Rescue Vet
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
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
Wild America, Cuddly & Cool Creatures Collection
Wild America, Cuddly & Cool Creatures Collection
Wild America, Small Game of America Collection
Wild America, Small Game of America Collection
Clipped!
Clipped!
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Going Ape
Going Ape
Wild Relations
Wild Relations
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Swimming With Monsters
Swimming With Monsters
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta
Discoveries...India Collection
Discoveries...India Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Wild America, Game Birds & Fishes Collection
Nature Shock
Nature Shock
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Animal Survivors
Animal Survivors
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
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
Saved From Extinction
Saved From Extinction
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
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
Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
Ultimate Killers
Ultimate Killers
Nature
Nature
The Secret Life of Elephants
The Secret Life of Elephants
Massive Nature
Massive Nature
Wild India
Wild India
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
We Move Animals
We Move Animals
Animal Weapons
Animal Weapons
24/7 Wild
24/7 Wild
Weird Nature
Weird Nature
Secret Creatures of Jao
Secret Creatures of Jao
Bear Sanctuary
Bear Sanctuary
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
Best Breed Ever!
Best Breed Ever!
Animalist News
Animalist News
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
My Tiny Terror
My Tiny Terror
The Savage Line
The Savage Line
Animal Airport
Animal Airport