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NATURE: The Animal House
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A look at the "home life of wildlife," from builders to beavers to decorators like the bowerbird.



WED 9/26/2012

8:00PM on CPTV
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The Animal House

Animals build homes for reasons very similar to our own, but they've been doing it for much longer. From a small depression in the sand to an elaborate, multi-chambered tunnel--animal structures can be simple or architectural marvels. In each case, the goal is the same--protection from predators and a nearby source of food. These structures, whether a nest, a burrow or a mound, are also the site of great dramas and extraordinary behaviors. From master builders like termites and beavers, to master decorators like the bowerbird, which places colorful flowers at the entrance to its nest, "The Animal House" will be a global look at the "home life of wildlife."

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