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Amazing Feats Of Animal Architecture (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 05/19/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:50 PM ET

Some animals are born architects. They have an innate ability to build structures that are often difficult by human standards. Structures found in nature can even be a source of inspiration for architects, as exemplified by buildings such as China's "Bird Nest" stadium and the planned Honeycomb Skyscraper. From an intricate 4,000 mile-long ant colony to the simple, symmetric beauty of a spider's web, we're taking a look at nature's architectural beauty. Take a look, and vote for your favorite!

Cathedral Termite Mound
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Termite mounds may look like big, lumpy buildings, but they actually have incredibly complex structures. According to New Scientist, the nest is well-ventilated with porous walls and a central chimney. This Cathedral Mound in Australia is staggering at about five meters tall.
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