Animals TV Shows

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
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Alone
Alone
Too Cute
Too Cute
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Destination Wild
Destination Wild
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
The Vet Life
The Vet Life
Ocean Mysteries
Major League Fishing
Dog Days
Pure Nature
Of Sharks and Men
Wild Life
Secrets of the Deep
World of Discovery
Rescue Vet
Two Worlds
Animal Survivors
Fish Trails
Saved From Extinction
Africa from the Ground Up
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Great Barrier Reef
Animal Miracles
Nature's Soap Operas
Animal Weapons
Bear Sanctuary
Animal Journeys
Zoo Babies
Zeek's Animal World
Wild About Animals
The Supervet
Shark Gordon
Wildest Islands
Wildest Arctic
Wildest India
Wildest Indochina
Wildest Latin America
Luke Gamble's Vet Adventures
Dogs with Jobs
Animal House
Human Prey
Killer IQ: Lion vs. Hyena
The Wildlife Docs
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas
Man & Beast with Martin Clunes
How To Successfully Choose and Care for a Russian Tortoise
Night
Deadly 60
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Escape to Chimp Eden
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Monkey Thieves
Psycho Kitty
Orangutan Island
Weird, True & Freaky
Pit Boss
Meerkat Manor
Dinosaur Revolution
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Bear Attack!
Dead or Alive
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Ridge Reaper
Drury's Thirteen
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Bandit Patrol
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Vet School
Animals Gone Wild
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Great Migrations
Maneater Manhunt
Survive the Tribe
BarkFest
Life on the Reef
Animal Storm Squad
Jurassic Fight Club
In The Dog House
Animal Armageddon
DogTown
Underdog to Wonderdog
Wild Recon
Bear Whisperer
Pet Psychic Encounters
Maneaters