The BEST Animal Planet shows of all time

Every Animal Planet show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every Animal Planet show to compile this list of best shows!

Too Cute
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9.44
114 votes

#1 - Too Cute

"Too Cute" tells the remarkable coming-of-age stories of three adorable litters of puppies and kittens. From their unsteady first steps, the beginning of their lives will be an epic journey for these adventurous pets. These cuddly kittens and puppies are simply too loveable, too curious, and too cute to quit. (Source: Animal Planet)

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The Zoo (2017)
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8.84
128 votes

#2 - The Zoo (2017)

A first-ever, in-depth look behind the scenes at the diverse animals residing at the Bronx Zoo.

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The Crocodile Hunter
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8.82
115 votes

#3 - The Crocodile Hunter

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 its unconventional approach and Irwin's approach to wildlife. It spawned a number of separate projects, including the feature film The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course and two television spinoffs: The Crocodile Hunter Diaries and Croc Files. The series has been presented on Animal Planet and has been in international syndication on networks worldwide.

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River Monsters
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8.66
1201 votes

#4 - River Monsters

Extreme angler, Jeremy Wade, is on the hunt for freshwater fish with a taste for human flesh. This rip-roaring ride through the dark side of nature mixes action and adventure with mysteries, edge of the seat chase and a battle of wills between man and almost supernatural beasts who lurk in the serpentine waterways of the planet, mooching murderously underwater, growing to truly awesome sizes. Watch as Jeremy Wade deconstructs exactly how these river monsters are constructed to kill.

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I Shouldn't Be Alive
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8.57
267 votes

#5 - I Shouldn't Be Alive

I Shouldn’t Be Alive is a series that documents incredible stories of human survival through accurate re-enactments of the scenarios that took place. Each episode takes the viewers into another nightmarish scenario with the commentary of individuals who have survived through the ordeal.

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Whale Wars
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8.25
642 votes

#6 - Whale Wars

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society goes to extreme lengths to make what they view as illegal whaling operations extinct. Animal Planet is there to capture all the action.

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Whale Wars: Viking Shores
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8.21
58 votes

#7 - Whale Wars: Viking Shores

The Faroese have hunted whales here for a thousand years, and in a nation of people bound by a proud tradition, the Sea Sheperds are vastly outnumbered and behind enemy lines. Captain Watson has pulled out all the stops, with a new arsenal of secret weapons, two ships patrolling the coast, and a covert land team working from within. Sparks fly from the moment the activists arrive, as they try to find the whales before the locals do.

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Crikey! It's the Irwins
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8.02
51 votes

#8 - Crikey! It's the Irwins

The Irwins work thoughtfully and tirelessly to carry on Steve's mission to bring people closer to animals and ignite the connection that will ensure an abundance of wildlife for generations to come.

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Treehouse Masters
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7.91
456 votes

#9 - Treehouse Masters

Pete Nelson and his team of craftsmen create incredible homes and businesses in nature's canopy.

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My Cat From Hell
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7.87
350 votes

#10 - My Cat From Hell

From spastic cats that break up relationships to violent felines that put their owners in the hospital, cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy has seen it all. Follow Jackson as he brings his unique understanding of cats to desperate families on the verge of giving up on their furry companions.

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Ice Cold Gold
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7.71
204 votes

#11 - Ice Cold Gold

ICE COLD GOLD spotlights a spirited team of miners who are among the first Americans to prospect for precious metals and gems in parts of Greenland where humans never have set foot before. The six-part series follows eight men who leave behind their families, friends and homeland to strike it rich against all odds while struggling to survive against the harshest of conditions. Greenland's a veritable beast, but the motley crew of ICE COLD GOLD miners is up for the challenge. Each thinks he has what it takes to walk away with gold, rubies and sapphires before winter and large mining companies swoop in. What transpires as the miners cope with the unpredictable, harsh unknown? Are they humbled by their journey? Do their personalities get in the way? Most importantly, do they strike ICE COLD GOLD?ed ice sheets.

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Call of the Wildman
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7.69
133 votes

#12 - Call of the Wildman

If someone has a critter problem in Kentucky, they know Ernie Brown Jr. is the man to call. Nicknamed ``Turtleman'' for his uncanny ability to catch monster snapping turtles, Brown also handles raccoons, skunks, snakes, venomous spiders, possums and many other wild animal species, and by ``handles'' we mean literally. He uses his bare hands to catch his prey, a self-taught style he has honed over years of bonding with animals in the deep wilderness where he lives. This series tracks Turtleman's one-of-a-kind ways he uses to rid businesses and homeowners of potentially deadly pests.

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The Haunted
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7.68
58 votes

#13 - The Haunted

Tales of ghosts and supernatural beings haunt the dreams of children and inspire peculiar horror films and books, but what if you found yourself trapped in the middle of your own ghost story? What if your home had been the scene of a terrifying fire 100 years ago? Or your basement had been used for violent and deadly experiments? What if you discovered unexplainable bloody handprints on the walls around your baby's crib? And what if you didn't know these things had happened but the animals around you did? Welcome to the eerie world of THE HAUNTED, Animal Planet's newest original, 10-part series.

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Meerkat Manor
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7.60
242 votes

#14 - Meerkat Manor

Animal Planet's series Meerkat Manor follows the Whiskers, a family of meerkats, that struggles to survive in Africa's Kalahari Desert. The series was filmed over the course of a 10-year period for a Cambridge University study. Meerkat Manor is narrated by Bill Nighy in the United Kingdom, Mike Goldman in Australia, and Sean Astin in the United States.

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Tanked
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7.56
452 votes

#15 - Tanked

Brett Raymer and Wayde King own Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, who cater to fish lovers. Together, these brothers in-law build some of the biggest and most outrageous fish tanks.

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Pit Bulls and Parolees
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7.52
275 votes

#16 - Pit Bulls and Parolees

Pit bulls are eager to please, faithful and enthusiastic friends and pleasant with children according to credible canine organizations. But they have fallen from grace. Now often associated with gang members, dog fighting and attacks. That's about to change. Animal Planet introduces you to this dog's greatest ally, and she's not a man - she's a fiery red-headed leading lady, and she's determined to end the needless hostility toward pit bulls. Meet Tia Maria Torres - 49-year-old mother, top pit bull trainer and founder and owner of Villalobos Rescue Center - the country's largest rescue facility for pit bulls.

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Lone Star Law
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7.27
31 votes

#17 - Lone Star Law

Follow Viewers get unprecedented access to the more than 500 agents of Texas Parks and Wildlife wardens who embark on dangerous missions to apprehend those who commit crimes against nature. The series captures the more than 60,000 arrests each year made by the wardens as they execute undercover stings, work on ongoing investigations and protect their territories.

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Extinct or Alive
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7.13
24 votes

#18 - Extinct or Alive

What if extinct animals weren't really extinct? The methods used to declare a species extinct are not as fool proof as people might assume. The search is on for wildlife adventurer and biologist Forrest Galante, as he explores the real stories behind animals thought to be gone forever and tries to prove their existence.

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Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
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7.08
116 votes

#19 - Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

There's no such thing as "a regular day" at Denver's Planned Pethood Plus veterinary clinic. For over 80,000 clients and their pets, the clinic and its maverick vet Dr. Jeff Young represent one last hope and possibly the difference between life and death.

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Gator Boys
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7.02
117 votes

#20 - Gator Boys

Before the intrusion of man, alligators used to own South Florida. Times have changed, however, and now there's a daily struggle between man and beast. It's that struggle that keeps Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle busy. The "Gator Boys'' operate an animal facility in the Everglades, with the goal to capture nuisance gators -- and other wildlife -- and return them to their natural habitat before trappers kill the animals. With 30 years of experience between them, Bedard and Riffle have a well-earned reputation for successfully rescuing and wrangling gators with their bare hands and saving locals from many precarious situations.

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Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters
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6.96
27 votes

#21 - Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters

Angler and biologist Jeremy Wade uncovers the bizarre, the weird and the mysterious as he investigates baffling, unsolved mysteries beneath the surface of dark waters.

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Monsters Inside Me
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6.56
190 votes

#22 - Monsters Inside Me

Depicts what happens when people fall prey to an infection from a parasite, those nasty microscopic creatures found in water, soil and even in the air. Victims' stories are retold, including how doctors and scientists attempt to unravel each case before it's too late. Biologist Dan Riskin, assisted by doctors and experts who witnessed each case, leads the scientific discussion about each parasite.

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Finding Bigfoot
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6.22
230 votes

#23 - Finding Bigfoot

From small towns in the South to remote areas of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, four eccentric but passionate members of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) embark on one single-minded mission: to find the elusive "creature" known as Bigfoot or the Sasquatch. The team consists of Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) founder and President Matt Moneymaker, researchers James “Bobo” Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland. The series never questions the existence of Bigfoot, but rather documents the team's search efforts and study of evidence in an attempt to prove the existence of the elusive creature.

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North Woods Law
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5.38
95 votes

#24 - North Woods Law

North Woods Law: New Hampshire features the Conservation Officers of New Hampshire Fish and Game who work tirelessly to preserve and protect the natural resources of the Granite State. New Hampshire's wild and rugged landscape makes the state a premiere destination for outdoorsmen and women and makes the work of Conservation Officers diverse and demanding. They are tasked with enforcing all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the state's fish, wildlife, recreational vehicles, and marine resources and they prosecute all of their own cases involving offenders of wildlife law. Whether they're assisting biologists in managing the state's wildlife, patrolling backcountry roads during hunting season or conducting search and rescue operations on windswept mountains and roaring rivers, every day presents a new challenge in the Live Free or Die state.

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