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The Trust is wild about Valentine's Day!

Hearts have become iconic symbols of Valentine's Day. And the human heart is truly a wonder, but many animal species’ are cardiac marvels too. This Valentine’s Day we’re examining some amazing facts about animal hearts.

Hummingbirds

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A hummingbird’s heart rate can soar up to 1000 beats per minute in some species

Seals

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A seal’s heart rate can go as low as 10 beats per minute during an extended underwater dive

Black bears

Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust

A black bear's normal heartbeat is 55 beats per minute, but during hibernation it drops to 14 bpm

Lizards

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Lizards and frogs have three chamber hearts instead of the four that humans, birds and mammals have

Looking for the perfect gift? This Valentine's Day share the love with animals. If your valentine loves animals almost as much as they love you, consider a gift that supports wildlife habitat protection. Our gift membership may provide a welcome departure from the red heart-shaped treats normally exchanged on this special day.