Animal World


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

The saying “blind as a bat” is not true. Although bats rely on sound to navigate and find food, they have all the elements found in a normal mammalian eye and they do see.

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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