Pros: the Croc Hunter, animals, animals, oh yeah, animals
Cons: programming can get old
When I realized I had this channel, I thought, who cares, I'm never going to watch this. I must say, I was wrong. I love this channel! They have great programming and it's just great to watch. Even though you can catch a lot of this stuff on it's parent channel, Discovery, it's really great.
I used to think Steve Irwin, the Croc Hunter, was a moron. But this guy grew on me and I can actually say I like him. Of course I still think he's goofy but he's great entertainment. The guy is nuts and it's just entertaining to watch. There are other great shows like Big Cat Diaries, where they follow lions, tigers, leopards, and all the other big cats. They'll show the life inside the pride and follow other of the big cats. They'll explain the mating habits, how it works inside the pride, and all the other things in the life of a big cat. They have children's programs in the morning for your kid to watch. I watched some of those and I think kids would find it entertaining.
Of course Animal Planet has some programming that it could deal without. They have a rip off of America's Funniest Home Videos with non stop clips of animals doing "funny" things caught on tape. I dealt with Bob Sagat for years, the last thing I want are animals looking like morons. Also they have too many shows similar to The Croc Hunter, Steve Irwin. They have O'Shea's adventures, where this guy named O'Shea goes around doing Irwin type things. Also is The Jeff Corwin experience. Jeff Corwin goes around the globe looking for wild animals, mainly seems like snakes and other reptiles. He makes himself look like a complete a$$ while doing so. He'll have his moments but all around I can't stand him. Shark Gordon goes around swimming with sharks. His show is decent but it gets old after a few.
All around Animal Planet is a great channel to watch. Your kids will love it as well. They have kids programs that are entertaining. Steve Irwin is fun and entertaining. So sit back, relax, and watch animals kill each other. G'day mate.