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The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High  

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List Rules Vote 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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River Monsters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
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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Lemur Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Lemur Street is a British television show produced by Oxford Scientific Films for Animal Planet International which is based on the successful format of Meerkat Manor. The series ...more
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Planet Earth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Sigourney Weaver
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 ...more
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Croc Files is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Croc Files Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin
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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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
David Attenborough
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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Life on Earth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
David Attenborough
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 ...more
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The Jeff Corwin Experience is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
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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The Life of Birds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
The Life of Birds David Attenborough
The Life of Birds is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 21 October 1998. A study of the evolution and ...more
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The Private Life of Plants is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
The Private Life of Plants
The Private Life of Plants is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first shown in the United Kingdom from 11 January 1995. A study of the growth, ...more
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Life in the Freezer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Life in the Freezer David Attenborough
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 ...more
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Meerkat Manor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
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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Nature's Great Events is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Sigourney Weaver, David Attenborough
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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Frozen Planet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
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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The Crocodile Hunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
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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Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Gord Robertson
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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Orangutan Diary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Orangutan Diary Michaela Strachan, Steve Leonard
Orangutan Diary is a nature documentary series on the BBC, which follows the lives of Bornean orangutans in the care of Lone Drøscher Nielsen, a member of the Borneo Orangutan Survival ...more
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Penguin Island is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Penguin Island
Penguin Island is an Australian natural history television documentary series about the little penguin. The series premiered on 30 June 2010 on BBC TV. In Australia the show airs on ABC TV. The ...more
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Planet Earth: The Future is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Planet Earth: The Future
Planet Earth: The Future is a 2006 BBC documentary series on the environment and conservation, produced by the BBC Natural History Unit as a companion to the multi-award winning nature ...more
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Orangutan Island is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
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
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Planet Earth II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Sir David Attenborough
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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South Pacific is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
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 ...more
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Europe: A Natural History is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Europe: A Natural History
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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Zoo Quest is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Zoo Quest David Attenborough
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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Pure Nature is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Pure Nature
Journey into the remote, unspoiled regions of the planet and experience nature at its wildest. Within these forgotten paradises are stories of survival and death, and of mankinds own complex ...more
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Weird Nature is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Weird Nature is a 2002 British documentary television series produced by John Downer Productions for the BBC and Discovery Channel. The series features strange behavior in nature—specifically, ...more