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The Best Animal Planet TV Shows  

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List of popular Animal Planet shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Animal Planet TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Animal Planet TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Animal Planet, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

Meerkat Manor and River Monsters are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

Although television fans in different locations grew up with Animal Planet on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Animal Planet TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Animal Planet television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Animal Planet network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Tracy Oja Swenson added Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet Jeff Young
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The Crocodile Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Sui the Dog
The Crocodile Hunter is a wildlife documentary television series that was hosted by Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri. The show became a popular franchise due to Irwin's unconventional approach to ...more
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Wild Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Wild Kingdom, sometimes known as Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, is an American television show that features wildlife and nature. It was originally produced from 1963 until 1988, and was ...more
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Pit Bulls & Parolees is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Tia Torres, Tania Torres, Mariah Torres
Pit Bulls & Parolees is an American reality television series on Animal Planet which confronts the misunderstandings of the Pit Bull breed. The series debuted on October 30, 2009. It ...more
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Dogs 101 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Dogs 101
Dogs 101 is a show that airs on the American cable TV channel Animal Planet. Dog trainers and breeding experts explored the advantages and disadvantages of various breeds of dogs.
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River Monsters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz
River Monsters is a British and American wildlife documentary television programme produced for Animal Planet by Icon Films of Bristol, United Kingdom. Hosted by extreme angler and biologist ...more
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Meerkat Manor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Flower the Meerkat, Mozart the Meerkat, Bill Nighy
Meerkat Manor is a British television programme produced by Oxford Scientific Films for Animal Planet International that premiered in September 2005 and ran for four series until its ...more
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The Most Extreme is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
The Most Extreme is a documentary television series on the American cable television network, Animal Planet. It first aired on July 7, 2002. Each episode focuses on a specific animal feature, ...more
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Animal Cops: Houston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Robert Leigh
Animal Cops: Houston is an American documentary reality television series that premiered in 2003 on Animal Planet. It takes place in Houston, Texas and focuses on the work of the Houston Society ...more
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Pets 101 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Pets 101
Pets 101 is a show that airs on Animal Planet.
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The Jeff Corwin Experience is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
The Jeff Corwin Experience Jeff Corwin
The Jeff Corwin Experience is an American television show about mostly tropical animals airing on the Animal Planet cable channel since 2001. It is hosted by actor and conservationist Jeff ...more
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Animal Cops: Detroit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Animal Cops: Detroit
Animal Cops: Detroit is a one-hour American reality television series that premiered in 2002 on Animal Planet. It takes place in Detroit, Michigan, home of the Michigan Humane Society, and ...more
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Crocodile Hunter Diaries is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin, Terri Irwin
The Crocodile Hunter Diaries is a wildlife documentary television series first aired on cable TV channel Animal Planet. It was created as a spin-off to the original Crocodile Hunter series ...more
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My Cat from Hell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
d7smith added My Cat from Hell
My Cat from Hell is an American reality television series that airs on Animal Planet and premiered in May 2011. It stars Jackson Galaxy, a cat behaviorist by morning — and a musician by night — ...more
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Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
retrodon added Michelle Oakley
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (National Geographic Channel, 2014) is an American reality television series. Dr. Oakley is the only vet in her area of the Yukon and treats domestic pets, endangered ...more
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The Planet's Funniest Animals is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Matt Gallant
The Planet's Funniest Animals is an American television program featured on the Animal Planet cable channel.
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Animal Cops: Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Animal Cops: Miami is an American documentary reality television series that premiered in July 2010 on Animal Planet. The program follows the work of the investigators and animal control ...more
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Animal Cops: Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Animal Cops: Phoenix
Animal Cops: Phoenix, formerly titled Animal Planet Heroes: Phoenix, is an American documentary reality television series that premiered in 2008 on Animal Planet. The program follows the work of ...more
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Untamed & Uncut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Untamed & Uncut
Untamed & Uncut is an American documentary television series that premiered on June 10, 2008 on Animal Planet. The program depicts unexpected and surprising animal encounters that are caught ...more
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Weird, True & Freaky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky is a program that aired on Animal Planet in 2008 which focuses on unusual biology. Although some episodes center on unique animal behavior and traits, some focus on ...more
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Incredible Dr Pol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Charlotte Egyptsy Dawn added Incredible Dr Pol
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Miami Animal Police is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Miami Animal Police is an American documentary reality television series that premiered on January 5, 2004 on Animal Planet. Produced by Lion Television, the program is set in Miami, Florida and ...more
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Animal Face-Off is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Dave Salmoni
Animal Face-Off is a television program that aired on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in 2004.
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Cats 101 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Cats 101
Cats 101 is a show that airs on Animal Planet.
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Orangutan Island is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animal Planet TV Shows
Orangutan Island is an American documentary television series, in the style of the successful series Meerkat Manor, that blends more traditional documentary filming with dramatic narration. The ...more