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Animal Life

What is the difference between warm blooded and cold blooded?

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10/27/2015

Warm blooded animals (homeotherms) maintain a consistent body temperature. Cold blooded animals (poikilotherms) will have body temperatures that vary with the temperature of their environment.

Mammals (including humans) and birds are warm-blooded animals. Reptiles and fish are cold-blooded animals.