When we write this post (2014-02-22), we can find only Dyson DC59 Animal on dyson.com.
However, if you visit Dyson Australia official website, you can find both Dyson DC59 Animal and DC59.
Here are some similarities and difference between Dyson DC59 and DC59 Animal.
The major difference is the color scheme, the included tool, and price.
Dyson DC59: multi-color, the part inside the dust bin is like iron grey.
DC59 ANIMAL: multi-color, the part inside the dust bin is purple.
Dyson DC59: $599.00 on dyson.com.au
DC59 ANIMAL: $649.00 on dyson.com.au
Dyson DC59: Combination accessory tool, Crevice tool
DC59 ANIMAL: Mini motorized tool for tough tasks such as picking up pet hair and dirt from upholstery and tight spots.
Corded or Cordless: Cordless/Battery Powered
Cyclone Technology: 2 Tier Radial cyclone technology
Cleaner head: Motorized head with Carbon Fibre filaments
Motor: 350W, Dyson digital motor V6
Suction power: Dual power mode, 28 airwatts at Standard Power or 100 airwatts in Boost mode
Bin Capacity: 0.12 gallons
Weight: 4.6 pounds
Battery Type: Nickel maganese cobalt/Li-Ion, re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery and a run-time enhancing trigger provide more power and longer battery life.
Battery Run Time: 26 mins cleaning time (6 min on boost)
Battery Charge Time: 3.5 hours
Balanced for floor to ceiling cleaning
Docking station for storing the vacuum for charging.
Hygienic one-touch bin empty
If you know other difference between these 2 Dyson hand/stick vacuum cleaners, please share below to help potential buyers to make a right purchase decision. Thanks.