Anatomy: Animals Inside

Circulatory System

How does a human’s heartbeat compare with those of other mammals?

The resting heartbeat of a human often differs with those of other mammals, mainly because certain animals have different needs in terms of their circulatory systems. The following lists some mammals and their average resting heart rates:

Mammal

Resting Heart Rate (beats per minute)

Human

         75

Horse

         48

Cow

   45–60

Dog

  90–100

Cat

110–140

Rat

      360

Mouse

      498



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