Best Animal TV Shows for Kids

Kids love animals -- and they love TV shows about (or starring!) animals almost as much. Check out some of our kid-friendly favorites, from sheep and penguins to turtles and elephants.

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It's a Big, Big World TV Poster Image
Engaging show with good messages for preschoolers.
Network: PBS
(2006)
(2006)
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Jim Henson's Animal Show with Stinky and Jake TV Poster Image
Muppets teach humorous, gentle wildlife lessons.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
(1994)
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Jungle Junction TV Poster Image
Colorful friends teach preschoolers about solving problems.
Network: Disney Channel
(2009)
(2009)
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Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies TV Poster Image
Nature's diversity comes to life for preschoolers.
Network: PBS Kids, Sprout
(2007)
(2007)
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Megaminimals TV Poster Image
Animals in preschool learn lessons, make discoveries.
Network: Online
(2015)
(2014)
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Pingu TV Poster Image
Young penguin learns and grows at the South Pole.
Network: Sprout
(2004)
(2005)
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The Wonder Pets! TV Poster Image
Kid-friendly mini-operas about teamwork and more.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2006)
(2006)
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The Backyardigans TV Poster Image
Animal friends find melodious, kid-friendly adventures.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)
(2004)
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Backyard Habitat TV Poster Image
A better place for animals -- for all ages.
Network: Animal Planet
(2005)
(2005)
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Mutt & Stuff TV Poster Image
Tricks, treats, and positive messages in this doggie school.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2015)
(2015)
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Shaun the Sheep TV Poster Image
Fun critter mischief from Wallace and Gromit crew.
Network: Disney Channel
(2007)
(2007)
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Too Cute! TV Poster Image
Puppies and kitties! Cuteness is the focus here.
Network: Animal Planet
(2013)
(2011)
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The Wildlife Docs TV Poster Image
Educational virtual field trip is great pick for families.
Network: ABC
(2013)
(2013)
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Animal Atlas TV Poster Image
Fun globe-trotting series teaches kids about animal species.
Network: Syndicated
(2013)
(2004)
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Lucky Dog TV Poster Image
Animal rehabilitation tales are inspiring for families.
Network: CBS
(2013)
(2013)
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The Penguins of Madagascar TV Poster Image
Scene-stealing schemers get their own gig; fun for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2009)
(2008)
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Unlikely Animal Friends TV Poster Image
Unique animal relationships are sweet and strong.
Network: NatGeoWild
(2015)
(2012)
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Wild Kratts TV Poster Image
Zoologist brothers get animated in fun, kid-friendly series.
Network: PBS Kids
(2011)
(2011)
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Xploration Animal Science TV Poster Image
Educational series explores curious animal behavior.
Network: Fox
(2014)
(2012)
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The Brady Barr Experience TV Poster Image
Informative animal-conservation show mild enough for tweens.
Network: CW
(2014)
(2014)
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From Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni TV Poster Image
Sincere showbiz animal trainer is modern Dr. Dolittle.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2015)
(2015)
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Life Story TV Poster Image
Animal-journeys docu is beautiful, inspiring.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2015)
(2015)
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Frontier Earth Presented by Walmart TV Poster Image
Unusual animals are educational, but some are harmed or die.
Network: Animal Planet
(2012)
(2012)
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Meet the Sloths TV Poster Image
Sweet sloth sanctuary series focuses on sick, hurt animals.
Network: Animal Planet
(2013)
(2013)
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Calling Dr. Pol TV Poster Image
Veterinarian's work makes for decent family fare.
Network: CW
(2014)
(2014)
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Cesar 911 TV Poster Image
Famed trainer helps dogs with serious (and scary) problems.
Network: NatGeoWild
(2014)
(2014)
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K9 Cops TV Poster Image
Police dogs in action are fine for older kids.
Network: Animal Planet
(2013)
(2008)
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Man, Cheetah, Wild TV Poster Image
Intimate wildlife special is beautiful, smart, intense.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
(2013)
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