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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Nature
Nature
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
River Monsters
River Monsters
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Too Cute
Too Cute
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Alone
Alone
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Nature's Great Events
Nature's Great Events
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Animal Rescue
Animal Rescue
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Sons of Winter
Sons of Winter
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Animal House
Animal House
Wild Life
Wild Life
The Wildlife Docs
The Wildlife Docs
Two Worlds
Human Prey
Fearless
Wild About Animals
Animal Journeys
Ocean Mysteries
Zoo Babies
Bear Sanctuary
How To Successfully Choose and Care for a Russian Tortoise
Zeek's Animal World
Life on the Reef
Secrets of the Deep
Austin Stevens Adventures
Great Barrier Reef
Animal Miracles
World of Discovery
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas
Fish Mavericks
Of Sharks and Men
Shark Gordon
Animal Survivors
Saved From Extinction
Wildest Islands
Wildest Arctic
Wildest India
Wildest Indochina
Wildest Latin America
Dog Days
Pure Nature
Man & Beast with Martin Clunes
Africa from the Ground Up
Fish Trails
Dogs with Jobs
Rescue Vet
Lost Animals of the 20th Century
Dead or Alive
Psycho Kitty
Killer IQ: Lion vs. Hyena
Nature's Soap Operas
Animal Weapons
Cesar 911
Alaska Monsters
Animals Gone Wild
No Limits
Night
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Animals in Danger
Major League Fishing
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
Pit Boss
Breed All About It
An Animal Saved My Life
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Animals LOL
Ridge Reaper
When Sharks Attack
Miracle Babies
Weird, True & Freaky
Great Migrations
Destination Wild
American Stuffers
Orangutan Island
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Dinosaurs: The Untold Story
The Vet Life
Jurassic Fight Club
Cat vs. Dog
Eaten Alive
Animal Face-Off
Everything You Didn't Know About Animals
America's Cutest
Kingdom of the North
SharkFest
Aloha Vet
Outback Wrangler
Limitless With Theresa Vail
Big Deer TV
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
Big Cat Track
The Hunt For Hogzilla