About Animal House

We like to think of ourselves as house proud, but wait until you find out what happens in the animal kingdom.

Animal House


Sir David Attenborough tells the stories of the world's best animal architects, and explores how they design, build and live in their amazing homes.

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There are house-proud bower birds, who only find a mate if they decorate their homes perfectly. There are hornets, who build electric central-heating systems, and the star-nosed mole whose house is so well designed that his favourite meal of worms literally drops in for dinner.

From larders to nurseries and from high-rises to subway systems, Attenborough shows that the animal architects had design sussed way before we humans.