Creator / Animal Planet

Animal Planet is one of the Discovery Channel's sister channels. It, as the name indicates, originally focused on animal shows, most especially shows about endangered animals. It also hosted animal competitions, including agility competitions, several high-quality dog shows (including the Westminster Kennel Club show and the Eukanuba Tournament of Champions) and even some equestrian events, including the Rolex Championships. Has begun to suffer a degree of Network Decay in recent years, as the programming lineup has begun to stray from its animal-centric orientation.
Shows on this Network:

  • Animal Armageddon, which is about extinction events throughout Earth's history.
  • Animal Face Off, which deals with which of two contemporaneous animals would win in a hypothetical fight.
  • The Animal Planet Heroes shows, which deal with pet rescues.
  • Battleground Rhino Wars, following a group of US Special Forces operatives attempting to stop rhinoceros poaching in South Africa.
  • The Call of the Wild (2000)
  • Call of the Wildman, which has Redneck celebrity Ernie "Turtleman" Brown, Jr. dealing with nuisance snapping turtles and various other animals in rural Kentucky, all with his bare hands.
  • The Crocodile Hunter shows, including the original and Croc Hunter Diaries.
  • Dogs 101/Cats 101, a documentary series that covers various breeds.
  • Emergency Vets and its sequel E-Vet Interns; set at Alameda East Animal Hospital in Denver, the top emergency animal hospital in the country. Your basic emergency room docudrama, but with animals; this show is probably responsible for an entire generation of aspiring vets and vet techs.
  • Escape To Chimp Eden, a series showing efforts to rescue chimpanzees from abusive situations across Africa and rehabilitate them at the titular Chimp Eden wildlife sanctuary.
    • There's also Orangutan Island, which is essentially this with orangutans. It follows a group of orphaned orangutans being rehabilitated to return to the wilds of Borneo.
  • Fatal Attractions, a show about people who owned exotic animals as pets.