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The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High 

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Updated July 29, 2019 249 votes 18 voters 1.6k views 88 items

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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Planet Earth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Sigourney Weaver

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 11

Network: BBC One, BBC HD

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Nature documentary

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) 2 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Croc Files Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin

Premiered: 1999

Network: Animal Planet

Genres (Tv): Documentary, 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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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
David Attenborough

Premiered: 2011

Number of Episodes: 3

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Nature documentary

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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Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Gord Robertson

Premiered: 1999

Network: PBS Kids Go!, Public Broadcasting Service, Hub Network, PBS Kids, Qubo, + more

Genres (Tv): Nature, Children's television series, Comedy

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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The Crocodile Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Sui the Dog

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 55

Network: Discovery Channel, Animal Planet

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Nature documentary, Reality television

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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Frozen Planet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High

Premiered: 2011

Number of Episodes: 7

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Nature documentary

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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Nature's Great Events is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Sigourney Weaver, David Attenborough

Premiered: 2009

Number of Episodes: 6

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Nature documentary

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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Life in the Freezer David Attenborough

Premiered: 1993

Number of Episodes: 6

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Documentary, 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 ...more
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Planet Earth II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Sir David Attenborough

Premiered: 2016

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Documentary, 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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Meerkat Manor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Flower the Meerkat, Mozart the Meerkat, Bill Nighy

Premiered: 2005

Number of Episodes: 53

Network: Animal Planet

Genres (Tv): Nature, Drama, Educational television, Documentary, Nature documentary, + more

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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The Blue Planet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Tania Zaetta, Sami Lukis, Don Hany

Premiered: 2001

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Documentary, 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 ...more
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Zoo Quest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Zoo Quest David Attenborough

Premiered: 1954

Number of Episodes: 3

Genres (Tv): Documentary, 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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Europe: A Natural Histor... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Europe: A Natural History

Premiered: 2005

Number of Episodes: 4

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation

Genres (Tv): Documentary, 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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South Pacific is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High

Premiered: 2009

Number of Episodes: 6

Network: BBC HD

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Nature documentary

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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Ark on the Move is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Ark on the Move Gerald Durrell

Premiered: 1982

Number of Episodes: 13

Genres (Tv): Nature 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 ...more
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Big Cat Week is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High

Premiered: 1996

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Soap 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 ...more
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Crocodile Hunter Diaries... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin, Terri Irwin

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 48

Network: Animal Planet, Qubo

Genres (Tv): Documentary, 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 ...more
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In the Womb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High

Premiered: 2005

Number of Episodes: 7

Network: National Geographic Channel

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, 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 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
David Attenborough

Premiered: 2008

Number of Episodes: 5

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Nature documentary

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 ...more
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Life in the Undergrowth ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
David Attenborough

Premiered: 2005

Number of Episodes: 5

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Nature, Documentary, Nature documentary

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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Life on Earth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
David Attenborough

Premiered: 1979

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation

Genres (Tv): Documentary, 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 ...more
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Mysterious Castles of Cl... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High

Genres (Tv): Nature, Science

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 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High

Premiered: 2004

Number of Episodes: 129

Genres (Tv): Nature, Adventure film, Science, Documentary

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 ...more
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Natural World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Natural World David Attenborough

Premiered: 1967

Number of Episodes: 400

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Nature documentary

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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Really Wild Animals is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Chill Nature & Animal Shows To Watch High
Billy West

Premiered: 1993

Number of Episodes: 26

Genres (Tv): Nature, Children's television series, Documentary

Really Wild Animals is a children's nature television series, starring Dudley Moore as Spin, a talking globe. Comprising 26 episodes, the series aired between October 24, 1993 and March 2, 1998, ...more