TV The Best Current Animal Planet Shows  

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Known for educational programs about animals and animal behavior, some of the best Animal Planet shows on now in 2018 can be as informative as they are entertaining. Wondering how to solve a problem with your dog? Curious just how much truth there is behind tales of mythological animals like unicorns and Bigfoot? In that case, Animal Planet programming is perfect. 

Wondering what to watch on Animal Planet? The currently airing shows on the network cater to a variety of tastes. For lovers of animals and pop culture, check out Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson. The variety show features celebrities and animal experts talking about how they interact with their pets. If you're interested in mythology, both Finding Bigfoot and Expedition Mungo explore the possibility that mythological creatures are actually real. For some practical advice, try At The End of My Leash featuring professional guidance on dog training. 

Which of these popular Animal Planet series it the best? Vote your favorites to the top of the list below. 

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Animal Nation with Anthony And... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson Anthony Anderson, Tiffany Haddish, Alonzo Bodden Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson (Animal Planet, 2017) is a comedy talk show hosted by Anthony Anderson. Featuring Hollywood guests, the show includes funny animal clips and real animals.

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I Was Prey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
I Was Prey Todd Endris, Jim Lane, Rachael Lilienthal I Was Prey (Animal Planet, 2017) is a reality series. Real people recount their hauntingly true stories of life or death situations with dangerous animals.

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Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove Gary Ripka, Mikey Retherford Jr., Kenny Ripka Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove (Discovery Channel, 2016) is a reality television series, and a spinoff of Deadliest Catch. The series follows the lives of crab fisherman working off the coast of ...more

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Insane Pools: Off the Deep End is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Insane Pools: Off the Deep End Lucas Congdon, John Messner, Matt Schuler Insane Pools: Off the Deep End (Animal Planet, 2015) is a reality television series. Lucas Congdon and his Florida-based company, Lucas Lagoons, create grand, nature-inspired backyard oases ...more

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Gator Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Gator Boys Paul Bedard, Jimmy Riffle, Ashley Lawrence Gator Boys (Animal Planet, 2012) is a nature reality series. Paul Bedard and Jimmy Rifle capture nuisance gators and other wildlife in South Florida and return them to their natural habitat.

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My Cat from Hell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
My Cat from Hell Jackson Galaxy, Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts 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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River Monsters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
River Monsters Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz, Tim Mousseau 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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Monkey Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Monkey Life Andy Serkis, Ralf Little, Jim Cronin Monkey Life is a TV series documenting the work of Dr. Alison Cronin, Jeremy Keeling and their team at Monkey World. Monkey Life follows on from ITV Meridian's Monkey Business, based on the work ...more

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Finding Bigfoot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Finding Bigfoot Ken Scott, Jonathan Hanrahan Finding Bigfoot is a documentary television series on Animal Planet. It premiered on May 30, 2011, and entered its sixth season on November 9, 2014. The program follows four researchers and ...more

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Expedition Mungo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Expedition Mungo Paul Mungeam Expedition Mungo (Animal Planet, 2017) is a nature reality documentary series. One of the most popular adventure cameramen, Paul "Mungo" Mungeam travels to remote, undiscovered corners ...more

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At the End of My Leash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
At the End of My Leash Brad Pattison, Taylor McOuat, Allison Stephen At the End of My Leash is a reality television program starring Brad Pattison. In the United States, At the End of My Leash aired in the late Summer/Fall 2009 under the title In the Dog House on ...more

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Lone Star Law is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Lone Star Law Rider, Mack Chambers, Froylan Hernandez Lone Star Law (Animal Planet, 2016) is an American reality television series. Set in Texas and similar to its network sister show North Woods Law, the show follows numerous game wardens of the ...more

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Puppy Bowl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Puppy Bowl Harry Kalas, Scott Graham, Dan Schachner The Puppy Bowl is an annual television program on Animal Planet that mimics an American football bowl game similar to the Super Bowl, using puppies. Shown each year on Super Bowl Sunday, the ...more

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The Zoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
The Zoo The Zoo (Animal Planet, 2017) is a reality series. Filmed over an eight-month period, the show takes audiences behind the scenes of the world-renowned Bronx Zoo.

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Monsters Inside Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Monsters Inside Me Dan Riskin, Kei'la Ryan, Tony Dadika Monsters Inside Me is a television documentary series about parasites that live on or, in many cases, inside the human body. It is filmed in the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the ...more

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Tanked is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Tanked Tanked is a reality TV series airing on Animal Planet. It follows the operations of Las Vegas based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, owned by brothers-in-law Brett Raymer and Wayde King. ATM bills ...more

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Lone Star Legend is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Lone Star Legend Claude Griffin, Buck Medley, Valerie Finch

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Wildlife SOS is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Wildlife SOS Wildlife SOS is a TV show on Animal Planet, based in the UK's Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead, Surrey. The show has been running since 1996, produced by Simon Cowell's Wild Productions. The series ...more

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Pit Bulls & Parolees is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Pit Bulls & Parolees 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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Rattlesnake Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Rattlesnake Republic Tom Spackman, Diamantina Casiano, Tracey Ely In the heart of the Texas Snake Diamond, there exists a rare breed of cowboy who would never think to back down from a good old-fashioned rattlesnake fight. They have one of the most dangerous ...more

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Viking Wilderness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Viking Wilderness Viking Wilderness is a documentary television series about the animals of the Nordic Countries.

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Treehouse Masters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Treehouse Masters Tory Jones, Pete Nelson, Dana Klisanin People who know and work with Pete Nelson describe him as a tree whisperer. For his part, Nelson lets the trees do the talking. He's a world-renowned treehouse designer and builder, and this ...more

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Natural World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Natural World David Attenborough Natural World is a strand of British wildlife documentary programmes broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Two HD and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history series. It is the longest-running ...more

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Swamp Wars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Swamp Wars Ray Van Ness III, Chuck Seifert, Jeffrey Fobb Miami is a vacationer's paradise with its beautiful beaches, myriad of outdoor activities and sizzling nightlife. Yet, the city is situated in the center of a giant swamp making it a Garden of ...more

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Wild West Alaska is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Animal Planet Shows
Wild West Alaska Ken Feinman, Carolyn Nolin, Vasilika Vanya Marinkovic The staff of Wild West Guns provides firearms to Alaska's hunters and assorted quirky characters.