Top 10 animals that can regulate their own body temperature
Hedgehog:Hedgehogs, long considered a garden nuisance in many parts of the world, have become one of the most popular pets in the world in recent decades.
Vaquita: These cetaceans (dolphins, porpoises, and whales) live in the waters of the northern Gulf of California. They grow up to five feet long and resemble miniature porpoises.
Japanese Macaque:Japanese macaques are some of the most famous warm-blooded animals in the world. These members of the primate family (which also includes chimpanzees and gorillas) live only in northern Japan.
Platypus:The only other type of monotreme in the world is the echidna; they’re distinguished from other mammals by the fact that they lay eggs. Platypus live only in the freshwater rivers of Australia.
Lowland Tapir:Tapirs look like a cross between a pig and an anteater. Lowland tapirs, also known as South American tapirs, live throughout much of South America.
Amur Leopard: the Amur leopard is one of the most critically endangered species on Earth. These warm-blooded animals live only in the far eastern part of Russia.
Blue Whale:Blue whales aren’t just the largest warm-blooded animals on Earth, they’re the largest animals of all! These incredible marine-dwelling mammals grow up to 100 feet long and can weigh up to 160 tonnes.
Okapi:The okapi might be one of the strangest looking warm-blooded animals on the planet. These African herbivores live in the tropical rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in central Africa.
Kiwi:Kiwis aren’t just a fruit, they’re also a warm-blooded animal native only to New Zealand. These strange, flightless birds are New Zealand’s national icon, and, they can live up to 50 years in the wild.
Bobcat:These stout cats grow up to 40 inches from head to tail and weigh under 40 pounds. But, what they lack in size, they make up in pure ferocity.