Animal Hearts

What is a heart? It isn’t just a shape. A heart is an organ inside you! Your heart has an important job. It pumps blood through your body.  Your heart is about the size of your fist. It weighs less than a can of soup! Your heart beats between 75 and 115 times each minute.

Animal hearts come in many different shapes and sizes. Sometimes animals even have more than one heart!

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