Anatomy: Animals Inside

Respiration

What is the respiration rate of various animals?

The respiratory rate of an animal depends on many factors, including the creature’s metabolism and even how the animal is built. The following lists the breaths per minute for various animals:

Animal

Breaths per minute

Diamondback snake

       4

Horse

     10

Human

     12

Dog

     18

Pigeon

25–30

Cow

     30

Giraffe

     32

Shark

     40

Trout

     77

Mouse

    163



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