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The Best Animal Planet TV Shows

Updated January 26, 2021 10.4k votes 2.0k voters 80.0k views60 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on Animal Planet.

This list of the top current and canceled Animal Planet shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Animal Planet TV shows of all time includes old Animal Planet shows, 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.

Answering the question, “What is the best Animal Planet show of all time?”, this list includes top favorites The Crocodile Hunter, Pit Bulls & Parolees, and River Monsters. Animal Planet has something for everyone. If you're interested cute stuff then Dogs 101 and Meerkat Manor are your shows. If you want some reality TV-style drama then the Animal Cops series and My Cat from Hell deliver.

What are the best Animal Planet TV series ever? Vote up the best Animal Planet shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.i

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    The Crocodile Hunter

    Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin

    Premiered1997

  • 2
    392
    166

    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

    Jeff Young

    PremieredJuly 11, 2015

  • 3
    272
    99

    The Most Extreme

    Adam Harrington

    Premiered2002

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    229
    85

    Wild Kingdom

    Marlin Perkins, Jim Fowler

    Premiered1963

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    375
    177

    River Monsters

    Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz

    PremieredApril 5, 2009

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    223
    89

    Meerkat Manor

    Dave Bell

    PremieredSeptember 12, 2005

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    203
    77

    Dogs 101

    Kevin Draine, Karen Halligan

    PremieredOctober 11, 2008

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    374
    185

    Pit Bulls & Parolees

    Tia Torres, Tania Torres

    PremieredOctober 30, 2009

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    209
    84

    Premiered2003

  • 10
    150
    48

    Incredible Dr Pol

  • 11
    150
    70

    Animal Cops: Detroit

    Michele Santopietro, Kevin Jones

    Premiered2002

  • 12
    175
    92

    The Jeff Corwin Experience

    Jeff Corwin

    PremieredNovember 12, 2000

  • 13
    160
    83

    Crocodile Hunter Diaries

    Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin

    Premiered2002

  • 14
    115
    57

    Animal Cops: Phoenix

    Andy Gallo, Mark Smith

    PremieredAugust 18, 2003

  • 15
    136
    75

    My Cat from Hell

    Jackson Galaxy, Eliza Roberts

    PremieredMay 7, 2011

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    137
    78

    Untamed & Uncut

    George Burgess, Scott Lope

    Premiered2008

  • 17
    123
    71

    Weird, True & Freaky

    Kenneth L. Bacon, Brad Davidorf

    PremieredSeptember 7, 2008

  • 18

    Premiered1999

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    109
    66

    Croc Files

    Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin

    Premiered1999

  • 20
    111
    69

    Animal Cops: Miami

    Rodd Houston, Fernando Casadevall

    Premiered2010

  • 21
    66
    32

    Too Cute

    Henry Strozier

    PremieredApril 30, 2011

  • 22
    70
    36

    Tanked

    Wayde King, Brett Raymer

    PremieredAugust 7, 2011

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    97
    61

    Cats 101

    Nicholas Dodman, John Fulton

    Premiered2009

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    90
    60

    Miami Animal Police

    Rick Pasqualone

    Premiered2004

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    88
    67

    Orangutan Island

    Rodd Houston

    Premiered2007