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Beautiful Homes Built By Animals (11 pics)

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Who would have thought that animals would make such good architects? Animals build amazing homes and these are just a few of them.

Vogelkop gardener bowerbird — Western New Guinea, Indonesia

Built by males, this bird’s home is called a bower, and anything colorful is used to decorate it in an attempt to attract mates…

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Spinifex termite — Northern Territory, Australia

These termites build towers over 20 feet tall, with each tower capable of housing 2-3 million termites…


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Carrier shell — Tropical and subtropical ocean floor

These remarkable snails use their shells as a base on which they cement pebbles, other shells, and debris to their own shell for additional protection from predators…


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Weaver ant — Northern Territory, Australia

Nests are built by the ants using their pincers to pull leaves together, then weaving them with silk threads from their larvae…


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European red wood ant — Hessen, Germany

Though these ants are just 1 centimeter long, their homes are over six feet high and are built so tightly that water is unable to seep in…




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Compass termite — Australia

Not only are these termites’ homes nearly ten feet tall, they’re also built flat-sided with a north-south orientation and have a ventilation system to keep a steady temperature inside…


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Baya Weaver — Namibia

These birds construct homes with blades of fresh grass, enabling them to weave while the grass is still flexible before the sun hardens it and turns their small nest into a sturdy compound that can only be accessed through the “basement”…


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Beutelmeise — Europe and Asia

The male bird builds these nests from cobwebs, seed wool, and plant fibers, hoping to attract a female who will lay 5-8 eggs inside…


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Wasp — Worldwide

While common around the globe, this insect deserves a mention for its incredible paper pulp homes made from chewed, weathered wood…


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