Weird Nature

Incredible Animal Nests That Are Better Than Your Studio Apartment 

Erin McCann
Updated October 20, 2017 502 votes 125 voters 3.8k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up the coolest-looking nests created by animals and insects.

Amazing animal nests aren't just limited to birds. Incredible nests can also be homes to bees, rodents, and sea turtles along with other creatures. Even gorillas build nests out of leaves to get a good night's rest. Oftentimes, an animal's nest is created for the sole purpose of housing baby critters and other weird fish, animal, and insect eggs. That's why many nests can be very small compared to the animal. 

Beautiful bird nests are often made of sticks, feathers, or human-made items. Sometimes, nests are made of mud or may just be a hole in a tree, wall, or ground. Nests can even be grouped together like subdivisions. Each creature builds a distinctive nest according to their needs as you'll see in these photos of animal baby nests. A few creatures use their nests again the next year, but many abandon them when their offspring is grown. These pictures of animal nests are beautiful reminders that humans aren't the only ones with a place to call home. Vote up the most awesome bird nests put together by animals and insects.

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The Artist At Work
The Artist At Work is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Incredible Animal Nests That Are Better Than Your Studio Apartment
Photo:  Robert Lawton/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.5
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Like Peas In A Pod
Like Peas In A Pod is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Incredible Animal Nests That Are Better Than Your Studio Apartment
Photo:  Theresa/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0
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The Itsy Bitsy Spider Built An Itsy Bitsy Nest
The Itsy Bitsy Spider Bu... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Incredible Animal Nests That Are Better Than Your Studio Apartment
Photo:  Dave Price/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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This Sea Turtle Nest Is In A Prime Location Near The Beach
This Sea Turtle Nest Is ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Incredible Animal Nests That Are Better Than Your Studio Apartment
Photo:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region/Flickr/Public Domain Mark 1.0
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