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Animal Homes

Animal Homes is a three-part PBS documentary series hosted by ecologist Chris Morgan, looking at how animals build their remarkable homes and the social interactions that take place in and around them. Animals, like humans, need a place they can call home to provide a safe and stable place to raise a family, whether it's a bird nest, a bear den, a beaver lodge or spider web. Using CGI, CT scans and other cutting-edge technologies to highlight engineering principles inside the structures, the series reveals how animals create their structures over time and through the seasons.

Episode 1 - The Nest
Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from an inexhaustible diversity of materials, including fur, grasses, leaves, mosses, sticks and twigs, bones, wool, mud and spider silk.

Episode 2 - Location, Location, Location
Finding a good base of operations is key to successfully raising a family. One must find the correct stream or tree, the correct building materials, neighbors and sometimes tenants.

Episode 3 - Animal Cities
Animals congregate in huge colonies partly out of necessity and partly for the security that numbers provide.


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