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Re: What is the average heartbeat per minute of an elephant, dog, mouse,whale?

Date: Mon Jul 17 09:57:49 2000
Posted By: Terry Hebert, Faculty, Universite de Montreal, Biochemistry, Montréal Heart Institute
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 963423273.Gb

Dear Tracy,

I think I can help you with your question. Heart rate shows a fairly close 
inverse correlation with body size. For example, the resting heart rate of 
a mouse is about 500-600 beats per minute. The heart rate of a dog or a 
person is between 60-80 beats per minute. The heart rate for really large 
animals like whales or elephants is probably around 25-30 beats per minute.

Hope this helps,


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