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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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Life on Earth is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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) 5 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) 6 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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Storm Chasers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Joshua Wurman, Reed Timmer, Sean Casey
Storm Chasers is an American documentary reality television series that premiered on October 17, 2007, on the Discovery Channel. Produced by Original Media, the program follows several teams of ...more
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Orangutan Diary is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 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) 10 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) 11 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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Hidden Kingdoms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Stephen Fry
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Speed of Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Speed of Life
The subtle nuances and hidden majesty of the natural world are revealed by using modern technology to manipulate time, light and size to analyze the speed of life.
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In the Womb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
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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Mysterious Castles of Clay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
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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The Human Animal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
The Human Animal
The Human Animal: A Personal View of the Human Species is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by Desmond Morris, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 27 July 1994. The ...more
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The First Eden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
The First Eden David Attenborough
The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man is a BBC documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 8 March 1987. It comprises ...more
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British Isles – A Natural Hist... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
British Isles – A Natural History Alan Titchmarsh
British Isles – A Natural History is an eight-part documentary series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and presented by Alan Titchmarsh. Originally broadcast in the UK on BBC1 from ...more
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Congo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Congo
Congo is a 2001 BBC nature documentary series for television on the natural history of the Congo River of Central Africa. In three episodes, the series explores the variety of animals and ...more
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Scout's Safari is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Anastasia Baranova
Scout's Safari is a children's television series that aired on the Discovery Kids Channel and Saturday mornings on NBC. The series was created by Thomas W. Lynch.
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State of the Planet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
State of the Planet David Attenborough
State of the Planet is a three-part environmental documentary series, made by the BBC Natural History Unit, transmitted in November 2000. It is written and presented by David Attenborough, and ...more
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Insectia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Insectia is a nature documentary program on the Discovery Channel. The show's host, Georges Brossard, explains the life of insects by traveling around the world and introducing specimens in ...more
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Wild New World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Wild New World, also known as Prehistoric America, is a six-part BBC documentary series about Ice Age America. It was first transmitted in the UK on BBC Two from 3 October to 7 November 2002. ...more
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The Trials of Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
The Trials of Life David Attenborough
The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Behaviour is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 3 October 1990. A ...more
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Pure Nature is listed (or ranked) 25 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