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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Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Vet Gone Wild
Vet Gone Wild
Snake City
Snake City
Alone
Alone
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
River Monsters
River Monsters
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
The Vet Life
The Vet Life
The Supervet
The Supervet
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Too Cute
Too Cute
Nature
Nature
Dog Days
Dog Days
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Big Cat Tales
Big Cat Tales
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Kangaroo Dundee
Kangaroo Dundee
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Animal House
Animal House
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Eating Giants
Eating Giants
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Going Ape
Going Ape
The Shark Files
The Shark Files
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Outback Wrangler
Outback Wrangler
Limitless With Theresa Vail
Limitless With Theresa Vail
Wild Life
Wild Life
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
No Limits
No Limits
The Wildlife Docs
The Wildlife Docs
Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism
Animals LOL
Animals LOL
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Bandit Patrol
Bandit Patrol
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Fearless
Fearless
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
Animal Miracles
Animal Miracles
BarkFest
BarkFest
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Petersen's Hunting Adventures
Petersen's Hunting Adventures
SharkFest
SharkFest
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Nature's Great Events
Nature's Great Events
Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
Night
Night
Wild Germany
Wild Germany
Fish Mavericks
Fish Mavericks
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
African Wild
African Wild
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
DogTown
DogTown
Celebrity Animal Encounters
Celebrity Animal Encounters
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Water Life
Water Life
Wildest India
Wildest India
Monster Encounters
Monster Encounters
Vet School
Vet School
Man & Beast with Martin Clunes
Man & Beast with Martin Clunes
The Invaders
The Invaders
Cat vs. Dog
Cat vs. Dog
Big Game
Big Game
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Zoo Clues
Zoo Clues
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Psycho Kitty
Psycho Kitty
Big Deer TV
Big Deer TV
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
Big Cat Track
Big Cat Track
The Hunt For Hogzilla
The Hunt For Hogzilla
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection
Last Tiger Standing
Last Tiger Standing
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