Humans are not the only master architects on this planet. Check out these 25 incredible Pieces of Animal Architecture. (I wonder if I could contract one of these guys to build my next house…)
20. Beaver Lodges
bobarnebeck.com Not only can beavers build impressive dams, they also build impressive housing. Using severed branches and mud, the beaver creates a mud covered enclosure that protects them from predators such as wolves and wolverines.
15. Mysterious Web Tower
Image by: Troy S. Alexander First spotted by Georgia Tech graduate student Troy Alexander, the origin of this bizarre looking web tower was unknown. However, thanks to a research expedition team it was revealed that this weird web tower is in fact a spider egg sac. Scientists however are still baffled as to what kind of Spider would produce this.
10. Montezuma Oropendola Nests
en.wikipedia.org The bird known as Montezuma oropendola has one of the most unique nests of any bird. Using vines, they create hanging baskets which are then grouped together into colonies. These serve to ward off raiding monkeys from getting to the birds’ eggs.
5. Chimpanzee Beds
en.wikipedia.org Apparently, chimpanzees know the value of a goodnight sleep. Using branches from specific trees, chimps create beds high within the canopies of trees which provide an ideal safe-haven from nighttime predators.
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