Calling All Animal-Lovers: These 15 Animal Documentaries on Netflix Are Must-Sees
Earth has over 8 million species of animals, so it's safe to say we can always learn new and interesting information about them. And Netflix is full of animal documentaries and docuseries that can help us do just that! You'll be glued to your screen by the fascinating explanations of different animal's survival skills, mating practices, powerful instincts, and adaptive measures.
Learn how a variety of small animals and insects (like flying squirrels, snakes, ducks, birds, butterflies, lizards, and more) survive in eight different ecosystems in Tiny Creatures. Each episode focuses on a different state, so you'll get a close up look at how wildlife changes across the country.
Growing Up Wild
Humans aren't the only creatures that depend on their families for survival ー animals do too! In Disney's Growing Up Wild, you can watch five baby animals grow up in different parts of the world.
Dancing with the Birds
Do you love learning about birds and their courtship? If so, Dancing with the Birdsis the documentary for you! Watch as various birds put on their "best moves" as they try to find mates.
For a funny animal docuseries, check out Absurd Planet. Narrated by Mother Nature, this show features unique animals and tons of fun facts you've probably never heard — all with a bit of humor.
Catwalk: Tales From the Cat Show Circuit
Catwalk: Tales From the Cat Show Circuit is a different kind of animal documentary: It follows people who enter their cats in Canadian cat competitions! The second you see one of the cats wearing a coffee filter in the trailer, you won't be able to stop yourself from watching.
If I Were an Animal
If you're looking for a kid-friendly animal docuseries, If I Were an Animal is a great option. This show teaches kids about all kinds of different animals throughout their lives, all told through the eyes of brother and sister Emma and Tim.
For a more modern animal documentary that ties in social media influence and technology, check out #Cats_the_Mewvie. This film explains how cats became hilarious memes and an integral part of the celebrity influencer circle.
Virunga is a documentary about the fight to save endangered gorillas and the national park that serves as their sanctuary in the Congo in Africa. There's also a short feature with the team behind the documentary that documents what inspired them to tell this story.
Ghost of the Mountains
Interested in mysterious snow leopards? Disney's Ghost of the Mountains follows a family of them closely.
Untamed Romania is an inspiring documentary that shows how animals survive the different seasons in the Romanian wild. It's narrated by English actor Mark Strong.
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America is a thrilling docuseries about the powerful cats, vipers, spiders, snakes, and more that live in Latin America. It's probably too frightening for most children, but it's an engaging watch otherwise.