Warm Blooded Animals | Their List with Examples & Pictures
Warm blooded animals are also called a homeotherms.
These animals have constant body temperature at all the environmental conditions.
Even humans are homeotherms and hence we have constant body temperature of 37 °C.
If there is a change in the body temperature there is a chance that animal has got a disease or disturbance. If the change is not corrected, it may even lead to death for these animals.
These animals have a homeostatic control over their body temperature such that there is only a small switch in the temperature in upper and lower side.
Also they have a temperature regulating center in their brains which keeps up constant temperature.
The blood in these animals helps to distribute uniform temperature through out the body.
Even they have protective factors in the body like presence of thick fur, feathers, hard skin and even adipose tissue to counter cold temperatures.
Warm Blooded Animals List
1. Man: Human being is a warm blooded animal and he tries to protect himself from cold (to prevent body heat loss) by all possible means.
2. Mammals: Animals with mammary glands are called mammals. All the major animals come under this group like
These animals live on land and are exposed to sun directly. In time of cold they tend to expose to sunlight and sleep in groups or in caves.
A) Herbivorous animals: Cows, buffaloes, pigs, sheep, goat, rabbits, donkeys, monkeys, horses, giraffe, squirrels , deer, camels are endothermic.
B) Carnivorous animals: Like lion, tiger, cheetah, bear, fox, hyena, dogs, cats are also hot blooded animals.
But there are few exceptions too. For example arctic squirrel can be heterothermic and its body temperature can drop below zero if required. Even few rats and bats can reduce their temperature drastically when needed.
These animals live in oceans and seas and are susceptible to cold temperatures. Still they are endothermic
For example Whales, seals and dolphins are also having warm blood with body temperature of 37 °C
3. Bird: All the birds are warm blooded animals. They have heavy covering on their body in the form of wings and also feathers. Hence when you touch a bird below its wings, you can notice it to be very hot.
The birds examples include crows, eagles, pigeons, parrots, sparrows, owls, vultures, hen, duck, swan, crane etc.