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Body Temperatures !
« on: 02/02/2006 20:53:46 »
Hi Peeps,

I'm human (some may feel that's open to debate !...my vet for instance who gives me a good de-fleaing once a month !!.........and my temperature is about 37C 98.6F.....

Does anyone know the temp range of warm blooded animals ?...are we all about the same temperature being that we exist on the same planet ?



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Re: Body Temperatures !
« Reply #1 on: 02/02/2006 21:06:32 »
I believe birds are quite a bit (well, a few degrees anyway) warmer than mammals they need all that energy to fly.

Mammals can themselves drop quite a bit of temperature when hibernating, and sloths also have poor temperature regulation.

So the answer is that as far as I am aware, there is some variance, but not by as much as an order of magnitude.
 

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Re: Body Temperatures !
« Reply #2 on: 03/02/2006 17:51:33 »
My children's encylopedia (1950 vintage) tells me the following  temperatures in degrees farenheit

man  98
horse 99
hen 108
dog 102
pig 105
ox 102
donkey 98
ape 104
crow 109
porpoise 100
cat 102
 
among lots of others

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Re: Body Temperatures !
« Reply #3 on: 03/02/2006 21:10:46 »
Thanks Ian, Thanks G. Seems another_someones spot on regarding the temperature of our feathered friends.

That list is interesting Ian....we're all pretty much in the same ball park...though a degree either way and we're all quite sick.

I love looking through old enclopedias...it's quirky to look up the ' speculations ' of the time!!

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