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33 Examples of Warm-Blooded Animals (A to Z List & Pictures)

Examples of Warm-Blooded Animals

Examples of animals that are warm-blooded include Alpaca, Anteaters, Bats, Bears, and Camels.

Warm-blooded animals are those who regulate their body temperature internally and do not rely on external sources for heat.

It’s important to understand that not all animals are the same. Some have a warm-blooded metabolism, while others are cold-blooded.

Warm-blooded animals must maintain their body temperature through the use of internal means by burning food energy at a faster rate than cold-blooded animals because they do not produce enough heat from external sources like sunlight or environmental temperatures.

Examples of Animals that are Warm Blooded

1. Alpaca

Alpaca
Scientific NameVicugna pacos
Type of AnimalMammal
RangePeru
DietHerbivore

Alpacas are originally from South America. They live in the grasslands of Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina; they also reside at high altitudes up to 13500 ft. Alpaca eat mostly grasses but won’t turn their noses up at a few leaves or branches if available.

2. Anteater

anteater
Scientific NameVermilingua
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeCentral and South America
DietOmnivore

Anteaters are found in Central and South America. They spend their time eating termites, ants, larvae, bees – really any insect they can find.

The anteater’s tongue is very long which allows them to reach deep into the cracks of logs or even trees where these insects live. It has a spiny tip that helps them catch insects easily.

The anteater’s long nose is used for probing and getting insects out of their hiding places.

3. Bats

bat
Scientific NameChiroptera
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

Bats are also warm-blooded animals that live all over the world, but they tend to prefer warmer climates. They are known for their large wings which allow them to make quick and agile movements through the air. Bats eat insects like mosquitos or fruit like bananas.

Their unique way of flying makes it easy for them to catch prey mid-air without much difficulty.

4. Bears

Asian Black Bear
Scientific NameUrsidae
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeNorth America, South America, Europe, and Asia
DietOmnivore

Bears live in small dens that they make during the summer months. During colder months, these creatures will hibernate inside their dens for several months. To be able to survive the cold they have to be warm-blooded.

Bears are carnivores; however, there are plant-eaters in the bear family, too. These bears enjoy eating fish, eggs and small mammals to name a few.

5. Bison

bison eating grass
Scientific NameBison
Type of AnimalMammal
Rangewestern United States and Canada
DietHerbivore

Bison are native to North America and can be found in grasslands, mountains, and woodlands. They enjoy eating plants such as sedges and willow leaves when grazing on the open range during warmer months.

When winter approaches they eat twigs, bark, cacti (for moisture), sagebrush (due to its medicinal properties), and lichens.

6. Buffalos

Wild Water Buffalo
Scientific NameBubalus bubalis
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeAfrica, North America, Europe
DietHerbivore

Buffaloes live in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. They are herbivores who mostly eat grasses, fruits, and aquatic plants.

7. Camels

Dromedary Camel
Scientific NameCamelus
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeGobi Desert in China
DietHerbivore

Camels are a part of the Camelidae family, which also includes llamas, alpacas and vicuna.

They live in dry or desert areas that have limited vegetation. Camels store fat within multiple internal compartments to use for energy throughout the year when food is scarce.

8. Cats

cat
Scientific NameFelis catus
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietCarnivore

Cats are one of the well-known warm-blooded animals. Cats live in a variety of environments and consume a large array of prey.

For example, the Ocelot lives in South America and preys on small mammals such as rodents, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.

The Jaguar prefers to reside near water where it hunts for turtles, caiman lizards, capybara

9. Cheetah

cheetah
Scientific NameAcinonyx jubatus
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeAfrica
DietCarnivore

Cheetahs live in Africa and Asia. They are carnivores, which means that they prey on other animals for food.

Cheetah eats small rodents like mice and rabbits as well as large mammals such as gazelles and antelopes.

10. Cows

cow
Scientific NameBos taurus
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietHerbivore

Cattle are domesticated farm animals that can be found all around the world. They have been used by humans for their meat, milk, and labor since at least 6000 BC.

Today they are raised in many different climates where their warm-blooded bodies come in handy.

11. Crows

crow
Scientific NameCorvus
Type of AnimalBird
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

Crows are omnivorous animals that live throughout the world. They can be found in both urban and rural areas, but they tend to prefer living within cities due to more plentiful food sources.

These birds eat a wide variety of foods, including insects, seeds, grains, fruits, small reptiles or amphibians, and eggs from other birds.

12. Dogs

newfoundland dog
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

Dogs are Canine animals that are warm-blooded and range in size from just a few pounds to over 200!

They can be found all around the world, except for Antarctica. This includes both wild habitats and human homes as household pets. Their ancestor is the grey wolf, which they still closely resemble today.

13. Donkeys

Donkey
Scientific NameEquus asinus
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietHerbivore

Donkeys are members of the equidae family. They eat a variety of plants in order to gain the energy and nutrients they need for their bodies.

Some examples include legumes, grasses, flowers, acacia leaves, fruit seeds, and bark from trees.

14. Ducks

duck
Scientific NameAnas platyrhynchos
Type of AnimalBird
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

Ducks live in lakes, ponds, rivers, and marshes. They are omnivores that eat fish, insects, and aquatic plants.

Ducks often feed on vegetation by grazing along the surface of water or land because their bills have sensitive tactile receptors which help them find food under mud or underwater.

15. Eagles

White-Tailed Eagle
Scientific NameHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Type of AnimalBird
RangeWorldwide
DietCarnivore

Eagles are warm-blooded bird species that live in many parts of the world and they can be found on every continent except Antarctica.

They usually make their nests high up in tall trees, which is where they lay and incubate their eggs (usually two). After a few weeks of growing inside an egg, these chicks will hatch.

16. Elephants

Two Elephants standing in mud
Scientific NameLoxodonta
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeAfrica and Asia
DietHerbivore

Elephants live in grasslands, tropical rainforests, and dry deciduous forests. They are herbivores with a diet consisting primarily of vegetation. With their trunks, they eat leaves, fruit, seeds, and roots.

Some examples include thistles, brambles, acacia trees, and Amarula fruit.

17. Fox

red fox
Scientific NameVulpes vulpes
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

Foxes are mammals and live all over the world! They mostly eat small rodents such as mice, squirrels, and rabbits.

Some of their favorite foods include crickets, lizards, frogs, fruits – especially berries – and even other smaller foxes.

The red fox is known to be a very adaptable animal that lives in all types of habitats from forests to deserts, and even in cities. They are nocturnal animals that hunt at night when their prey is most active.

18. Giraffe

Angolan Giraffe
Scientific NameGiraffa
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeEast Africa
DietHerbivore

Giraffes live in sub-Saharan Africa and central to southern Asia, they are most notable for their long necks.

They can eat leaves off of trees that grow up to 18 feet high! Giraffes have a very fast heart rate (upward of 170 beats per minute) which helps pump their warm blood all over their body.

19. Gorilla

Western Gorilla
Scientific NameGorilla
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeAfrica
DietOmnivore

Gorillas live in the forests of Central Africa. They spend much of their time foraging for food and eating plants, fruits, leaves, bark, and shoots.

Gorillas have a stomach that is specially designed to help them break down tough cellulose from plants.

20. Hare

Hare
Scientific NameLepus
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

Hares live in many different habitats but prefer open fields. They feed on grasses and other plants that grow during the spring and summer seasons.

During winter months they eat twigs, bark, buds from trees as well as agricultural crops such as alfalfa and clover (Kohn).

21. Hedgehog

hedgehog
Scientific NameErinaceinae
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeEurope, Asia, and Africa, and in New Zealand
DietOmnivore

Hedgehogs live in a variety of areas. They can be found from the United States to Europe and Asia, down to southwestern Africa.

Most hedgehogs are insectivores who will eat just about anything that they can get their mouths around. These include slugs, worms, small snakes or lizards, beetles, and grubs.

22. Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus
Scientific NameHippopotamus amphibius
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeAfrica
DietOmnivore

Hippopotamus lives in Africa and spends most of their time submerged underwater to keep cool. They are omnivores who feed on aquatic plants, grasses, reeds, fruits & seeds.

They are not only warm-blooded but they also have thick skin to protect them against the unforgiving African.

23. Horses

horse
Scientific NameEquus caballus
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietHerbivore

Horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years and as such, they live in many different places all around the world.

Their diets typically consist of grasses and other vegetation found on pasture lands or farms where they graze.

24. Hyena

hyena
Scientific NameHyaenidae
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeAfrica and eastwards through Arabia to India
DietCarnivore

The hyena is a warm-blooded predator found in Africa, the Middle East, and India and are known for their large heads and laughing.

Hyenas live mainly on a diet of meat but will also eat plants if need be. They hunt at night and are very efficient hunters.

25. Lions

Lion licking its lips
Scientific NamePanthera leo
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeAfrica
DietCarnivore

Lions are found in Africa and India. They live on grasslands, savannas, woodlands, deserts, wetlands, rainforests… they even have been spotted living near mountain slopes.

Lions are carnivores who primarily prey upon smaller animals such as antelope or zebra. Their diet is typically the flesh of their animal carcass and they can consume up to 11 pounds of meat in one sitting.

26. Monkeys

Capuchin Monkey
Scientific NameSimiiformes catarrhini
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

Monkeys live mostly in the tropical forests of Asia, Africa, and South America. They also reside in swamps and savannas where they can find a plentiful source of food.

Monkeys subsist on fruits, nuts, seeds, and leaves from trees as well as insects that are available to them when they search for their meals.

27. Parrots

African Grey Parrot
Scientific NamePsittaciformes
Type of AnimalBird
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

A typical parrot lives in tropical and subtropical areas and is one of the most colorful warm-blooded birds.

Their favorite food is a fruit with seeds inside. Some will even eat nuts. They use their powerful beaks to open the shells of hard-shelled foods such as walnuts or coconuts. In addition, many species enjoy eating corn on the cob and love to eat rice, wheat seeds, and other plant-based foods.

28. Peacock

Peacock
Scientific NamePavo cristatus
Type of AnimalBird
RangeIndia, Africa and Sri Lanka
DietOmnivore

Peacocks originate from India, Asia, and Australia. They are medium-sized warm-blooded species of bird that can be found in grasslands or forests, near water sources such as swamps or rivers.

Unlike other birds that have hollow bones to help them fly better, Peacocks also have hollow bones but can’t really fly.

They are omnivorous, meaning they eat vegetation such as flowers, fruits, leaves and insects.

29. Pigeon

Pigeon
Scientific NameColumbidae
Type of AnimalBird
RangeWorldwide
DietHerbivore

Pigeons are found all over the world, usually near humans who provide them with food and shelter. However, they can also be seen in rural areas where grain is grown. Pigeons mainly eat seeds but will also consume fruits and plants when available.

They have a unique digestive system that allows for storing of unchewed food as well as breaking down of these foods to extract all available nutrients.

30. Pigs

A pig looking at the viewer
Scientific NameSus
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

Pigs are common warm-blooded animals that are found all over the world, but they originate from Europe and Asia.

Typically, wild pigs live in groups called sounders that have a very specific hierarchy. They eat just about anything.

That includes small animals like rodents or eggs of larger birds as well as fruit and vegetables when available. Pigs also typically spend their time wallowing in mud.

31. Sparrows

sparrow
Scientific NamePasseridae
Type of AnimalBird
RangeWorldwide
DietOmnivore

Sparrows are found worldwide in urban neighborhoods. They live in a variety of habitats, including parks and gardens, woodlands, scrublands, agricultural fields, grassland plains, and wetlands.

Their diet consists mainly of seeds from grains such as rice or wheat but they will also eat insects when available.

32. Squirrels

Squirrel
Scientific NameSciuridae
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietHerbivore

Squirrels are small warm-blooded rodents that belong to the family Sciuridae. They make up the largest group within the order Rodentia, with around 290 species of a squirrel being known.

These animals can be found on every continent except Antarctica. While these creatures tend to live in forests and grasslands they have adapted well to human environments, making them one of the most widespread native species in North America.

33. Tigers

tiger
Scientific NamePanthera tigris
Type of AnimalMammal
RangeWorldwide
DietCarnivore

Tigers are warm-blooded mammals that are found all over the world. They prefer habitats that provide dense vegetation for stalking prey.

Tigers eat animals such as deer, boars, fish, birds, monkeys, and even pigs.

Their jaws can open 90 degrees wide which allow them to gulp down large prey in one bite.

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