What is the difference between these two machines. The only thing I can see is that the animal is more expensive.
You can go to dyson.com and compare machines, although the site seems to be down right now. Or call them toll-free: 866-693-9766.
My guess, and it is only a guess, is that the Animal version has an extra hand-held turbine tool for cleaning furniture.
By the way, I read in a review that the power cord is 21.6 feet long. My 5 year old model has a 15 foot cord.