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The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High

Updated December 30, 2020 529 votes 49 voters 5.5k views98 items

List RulesVote up the best animal and nature shows to watch while stoned.

For those of us who enjoy leaning back and getting baked while watching some good old-fashioned television, there are rarely any shows better for that activity than nature doumentaries. For whatever reason, watching animals frolic about helps to get us through the smoothest of highs, which is why the more serene and wonderful an animal series, the better it is to watch while partaking... in places where it's legal, of course!

Now, you don't want to put just any nature documentary or series on the boob tube when you're getting your smoke on - some of them can be quite disturbing or a little too intense if you just want to chil out. It's best to find a nature series suitable for the purpose. It should be chill enough to keep you from getting too engrossed, but interesting enough to keep the viewing going. The soothing tones of narrator David Attenborough is a plus. Here are the shows best suited to the task, presented in order from most chill to least, but feel free to vote up your favorites below!

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    Planet Earth II

    Sir David Attenborough

    Premiered2016

    GenresDocumentary, Nature

    Planet Earth II (BBC One, 2016) is a British nature documentary series presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. This 6-part limited series explores how animals meet the challenges of...  more

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    Planet Earth

    avid Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver

    PremieredMarch 5, 2006

    GenresScience, Educational, Documentary, Nature, History

    Planet Earth is a 2006 British television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. Five years in the making, it was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC...  more

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    Nature's Great Events

    Sigourney Weaver, David Attenborough

    PremieredFebruary 11, 2009

    GenresDocumentary, Nature

    Each year, the planet is transformed through some of the most breathtaking natural events across our ecosystem, triggered by seasonal changes on a grand scale. These dramatic natural visual...  more
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    Life in the Freezer

    David Attenborough

    Premiered1993

    GenresDocumentary, Nature documentary

    Life in the Freezer is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 18 November 1993. A study of the seasonal cycle of...  more
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    Life on Earth

    David Attenborough

    Premiered1979

    GenresDocumentary, Nature documentary

    Life on Earth: A Natural History by David Attenborough is a television natural history series made by the BBC in association with Warner Bros. and Reiner Moritz Productions. It was transmitted in the...  more

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    Frozen Planet

    David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin

    PremieredOctober 26, 2011

    GenresDocumentary, Nature

    Frozen Planet is a British nature documentary series, co-produced by the BBC and The Open University. It was filmed by the BBC Natural History Unit. The production team, which includes executive...  more

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    Madagascar

    David Attenborough

    PremieredFebruary 9, 2011

    GenresDocumentary, Nature

    Madagascar is a British nature documentary series, first broadcast on BBC Two and BBC HD in February 2011. Produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and Animal Planet and narrated by David...  more
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    The Crocodile Hunter

    Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin

    Premiered1997

    GenresDocumentary, Nature documentary, Reality television

    The Crocodile Hunter (Animal Planet, 1997) is an American wildlife documentary television series. Steve and wife Terri educate and entertain on the subject of Australia's all too often dangerous...  more
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    Croc Files

    Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin

    Premiered1999

    GenresDocumentary, Nature documentary

    Croc Files is a wildlife documentary television series focusing on crocodiles first aired on cable TV channel Animal Planet. It was created as a spin-off to the original Crocodile Hunter and The...  more
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    Zoboomafoo

    Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt

    PremieredJanuary 25, 1999

    GenresEducational, Animals, Children

    Zoboomafoo is an American / Canadian children's television series that aired from January 25, 1999 to November 21, 2001 and is still currently shown in syndication and it is regularly shown on...  more

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    Europe: A Natural History

    Sean Pertwee

    Premiered2005

    GenresDocumentary, Nature documentary

    Europe: A Natural History is a four-part BBC nature documentary series which looks at the events which have shaped the natural history and wildlife of the European continent over the past three...  more
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    The Blue Planet

    Tania Zaetta, Sami Lukis

    Premiered2001

    GenresDocumentary, Nature documentary

    The Blue Planet is a British nature documentary series created and produced by the BBC, It premiered on 12 September 2001 in the United Kingdom. It is narrated by David Attenborough. Described as...  more
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    South Pacific

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Rowe

    PremieredMay 10, 2009

    GenresDocumentary, Nature

    South Pacific is a British nature documentary series from the BBC Natural History Unit, which began airing on BBC Two on 10 May 2009. The six-part series surveys the natural history of the islands of...  more
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    Zoo Quest

    David Attenborough

    Premiered1954

    GenresDocumentary, Nature documentary

    Zoo Quest was a series of multi-part nature documentaries broadcast on BBC television between 1954 and 1963. It was the first major programme to feature David Attenborough. In each series,...  more
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    Meerkat Manor

    Dave Bell

    PremieredSeptember 12, 2005

    GenresNature, Animals, Documentary

    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 cancellation in...  more
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    Life

    David Attenborough

    PremieredOctober 24, 2009

    GenresScience, Nature, Environment, Animals, Documentary

    Life is a British nature documentary series created and produced by the BBC in association with The Open University, it was first broadcast as part of the BBC's Darwin Season on BBC One and BBC HD...  more
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    Nature

    Lyudmila Shiryaeva, Ryan Harper Gray

    PremieredOctober 10, 1982

    GenresAnthology, Nature

    Nature is a wildlife television program produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It has been distributed to United States public television stations by the PBS television service since its debut on...  more
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    Ark on the Move

    Gerald Durrell

    Premiered1982

    GenresNature documentary

    Ark on the Move was a documentary television miniseries hosted by zoologist Gerald Durrell on location in Madagascar and Mauritius. The series was produced by Canadian company Nielsen-Ferns and aired...  more
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    Big Cat Week

    Jonathan Scott

    Premiered1996

    GenresSoap opera, Special Interest, Drama, Documentary, Nature documentary

    Big Cat Diary, also known as Big Cat Week or Big Cat Live according to the format of the show was a long-running nature documentary series on BBC television which follows the lives of African big...  more
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    Crocodile Hunter Diaries

    Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin

    Premiered2002

    GenresDocumentary, Nature documentary, Reality television

    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 hosted by...  more
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    In the Womb

    Dilly Barlow

    Premiered2005

    GenresMiniseries, Science, Documentary, Nature documentary

    In the Womb is a documentary television special miniseries that was premiered on March 6, 2005, on the National Geographic Channel. Originally beginning as a special about human pregnancy, the...  more
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    Life in Cold Blood

    David Attenborough

    PremieredFebruary 4, 2008

    GenresDocumentary, Nature, Animals

    Life in Cold Blood is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 4 February 2008 on BBC One. A study of the evolution...  more
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    Life in the Undergrowth

    David Attenborough

    PremieredNovember 23, 2005

    GenresDocumentary, Science, Nature

    Life in the Undergrowth is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the UK from 23 November 2005. A study of the evolution and habits of...  more
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    Mysterious Castles of Clay is a 1978 film about a termite colony; filmed in Kenya by film-makers Joan and Alan Root, and narrated by Orson Welles. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best...  more
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    Naked Science

    Eric Meyers

    PremieredSeptember 15, 2004

    GenresDocumentary, Science

    Naked Science is an American documentary television series that premiered in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel and ran through November 2011. The program featured various subjects related to...  more
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