Here’s a list of fastest animal in the world. We just count the land animal on this list since We sometime will be confused with fastest animal when it compared to bird. Most of those fastest animals is mammal predator that depend on their speed to catch their prey. Let’s take a look at those fastest animal in the world
10. Coyote: 43 mph/ 69 km/hr
Coyote is sometime called Prairie wolf or American Jackal. It’s a species of Canine. This fastest animal can be found in North and Central America. Coyote can run at the speed of 43 mph or 69 km/hr at their sprint.
9. Elk: 45 mph/ 72 km/hr
Elk is sometime wapiti. It’s a species of deer, one of the largest one. This fastest animal can be found in North America and eastern Asia. Elk can run at the speed of 45 mph or 72 km/hr at their sprint usually when They are running from its predator.
8. Lycaon Pictus: 45 mph/ 72 km/hr
Lycaon Pictus is usually called Cape Hunting Dog, African wild dog or African hunting dog. This fastest animal is large canid. This fastest animal can be found only in Africa, in the savannas, lightly wooded areas along the west of African coast. They can run at the speed of 45 mph or 72 km/hr at their sprint usually when They are running to catch its prey.
7. Quarter horse: 47.5 mph/ 76 km/hr
Quarter Horse is a horse breed from America. This horse is renowned because of its sprint speed. They can run at the speed of 47.5 mph or 76 km/hr at their sprint. The can run faster when They’re trained. Some notes say that it can reach 55 mph (88.5 km/h).
6. Springbok: 50 mph / 80 km/hr
The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a gazelle with brown and white in color. They are medium sized-gazelle that about 70 to 88 cm (28 to 35 in) tall. They can run in the speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).They live in south and southwestern Africa.
5. Wildebeest: 50 mph / 80 km/hr
The wildebeest or the gnu is an antelope of the genus Connochaetes.Wildebeest is a native african animal. They inhabit plains and woodlands in Africa. They can grow 4 ft 2 in (1.27 m) to 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m) at the shoulder and 265–600 lb (120–270 kg) in weight. They can run up to 50 mph / 80 km/hr especially when They’re chased by their predators.
4. Thomson’s gazelle: 50 mph / 80 km/hr
The Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is one of the common gazelle come from east Africa. They inhabit Africa’s savannas and grassland habitats. They can grow 4 ft 2 in (1.27 m) to 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m)50 to 70 cm (20 to 28 in) tall and weigh 15 to 25 kg (33 to 55 lb) (females), 20 to 30 kg (44 to 66 lb) (males). They can run very fast 50 mph / 80 km/hr in zigzag to save themself fromt the predator.
3. Lion: 50 mph / 80 km/hr
The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the big cats in the world. The remaining habitats of lion is in Africa and in Gir Forest National Park in India. They can grow 150–250 kg (330–550 lb) for males and 120–182 kg (264–400 lb) for females. They can run 50 mph / 80 km/hr to capture their prey.
2. Pronghorn antelope: 61 mph / 98 km/hr
The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is endemic mammal endemic to interior western and central north America. Adult males are 1.3–1.5 m (4 ft 3 in–4 ft 10 in) long from nose to tail, stand 81–104 cm (32–41 in) high at the shoulder, and weigh 36–70 kg (79–150 lb). They can run up to 61 mph / 98 km/hr and namely fastest animal after cheetah.
1. Cheetah: 70 mph / 113 km/hr
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline inhabit most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. The adult cheetah weighs from 35 to 72 kg (77 to 160 lb). Its total head-and-body length is from 110 to 150 cm (43 to 59 in), while the tail can measure 60 to 84 cm (24 to 33 in) in length. Cheetahs are 66 to 94 cm (26 to 37 in) tall at the shoulder, there is no great variation in cheetah sizes and it is difficult to tell males and females apart by appearance alone. They can run up to 70 mph / 113 km/hr while it can accelerate 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds, thus Cheetah is the fastest animal in the world.
Have you ever seen one of those fastest animal in the world running in front of your eyes?