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Top 12 Fastest Land Animals in the World
Everyone loves speed. Today everyone wants to run at high speed. Do you wonder, what is the fastest thing in the world? If you don’t know then we will tell you !! The highest speed in the world is the speed of light. But there are few things in the world that are the fastest in their categories such as fastest car, fastest bike, fastest train or fastest beast. In this article, we will know about the fastest land animals in the world. So let’s know
African Wild Dog – Speed: 38 Mph / 60 Kmh
The wild dogs of Africa live in the herd, and they hunt together, because they are safe, and can easily hunt any animal together. Being in the herd, these dogs also steal food from lions. The speed of these African wild dogs is 60 Km/hr.
Jack Rabbit – Speed: 38 Mph / 60 Kmh
The jackrabbit is small in size but its legs are strong enough. The jackrabbit makes a long and fast stride to avoid being hunted or to save his life, and it does not run straight, runs Zig Zag. You would be surprised to know that the Jack Rabbit can run at a speed of 60 Kmh while a healthy person can also run at the only speed of 45 km/h.
Kangaroo – Speed: 44 mph / 70 kmh
You must have heard about this animal. The kangaroo is a mammal animal found in Australia. It is also the national animal of Australia. They can run at a maximum speed of 70 km/hr. A specialty of kangaroos is that they have a bag in their body, in which they can keep their children for a long time after birth. The kangaroo bounces on two legs and can jump 9 meters at a time. Due to which its running ability becomes very fast.
Ostrich – Speed: 44 Mph / 70 Kmh
Ostrich is the bird species and is the tallest and heaviest among them. They can run at a maximum speed of 70 km/hr. They are not only good runners but also good jumpers. They can jump about 4-5 meters. Ostrich is also known as the fastest runner on two legs.
Greyhound – Speed: 46 Mph / 74 Kmh
Greyhound is one of the longest species of dogs. They can run at a maximum speed of 74 km/hr. Along with being the largest breed of this dog, it is also considered to be the oldest breed. It was also used in films in olden times.
Brown hare – Speed: 47 Mph / 75 Kmh
Brown hares are generally small in size but are capable of running at a top speed of 75 Km/hr. They are well known for black-tipped ears. The average lifespan is 2-4 years. They weigh about 2-5kg and are 50-70 cm long.
Lion – Speed: 50 Mph / 80 Kmh
Now let’s talk about the king of the jungle. You guys know about the lion but still, I will tell you some important things. Lions also live with their families, which can vary from 2 to 15 members. Talking about the speed of the lion, it can run at a speed of 80 km/hr. But due to the heavy body, the lions can’t run for longer distances.
Blackbuck – Speed: 50 Mph / 80 Kmh
BlackBuck is a species of deer found mostly in India. They need to remain cautious of cheetahs, lions, wolves all the time because they are always looking for blackbuck prey. It has long and pointed horns to protect itself. Blackbuck can run at a speed of 80 km / h. The lion and their speed are equal, but the lion cannot run for much longer, while the blackbuck can run at the same speed for a longer time.
Blue Wildebeest – Speed: 50 Mph / 80 Kmh
It is also a type of deer species. It is found in open plains, open forests of South Africa, and East Africa and survives beyond 20 years of age. The male is very aggressive in protecting his family from other animals. Their largest number is in Serengeti, Tanzania where it is more than 1 million. Their speed is 80 km / h (50.0 mph).
Springbok – Speed: 50 Mph / 80 Kmh
It is also a species of deer found in the dry forests of Africa. 80 km / h (50 mph). Along with this, there is another feature that they run Zig zag to save their life, and he can jump about 2 meters high in the air while running. They are also being hunted by lions, cheetahs, hyena, etc.
Pronghorn – Speed: 61 Mph / 98 Kmh
It is also a species of deer. But its speed is much faster than any other deer. Pronghorn can run at a speed of 98 km/hr. For this reason, they are being hunted less by lion and hyena. Therefore, other dangerous animals hide themselves to hunt them.
Cheetah – Speed: 75 Mph / 120 Kmh
The cheetah is a large cat species known for its amazing speed. It is the fastest animal on the ground, who can run at a maximum speed of 120 km/hr. The Cheetah accelerates from 0 to 103 km/hr in just three seconds, which is faster than most supercars. Recent studies have proved that cheetah is the fastest animal on earth.
7 thoughts on “Top 12 Fastest Land Animals in the World 2020”
oh wow – very interesting!!
This is cool! I love fast cars!
Fascinating stuff! I love reading about animals like this.
An ostrich is pretty fast for 70 KPH wow!!! I did not know that!
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Hard to believe that kangaroo and ostriches are really that fast, wow! Learned something new, thanks.
I would think hyenas don’t hunt pronghorn because hyenas are in Africa and Pronghorn are only in North America. The Atlantic and Pacific oceans get in the way big time. America does have “mountain lions”, but not the African variety. The American mountain lion (cougar, painter, catamount, etc.) are classified as the largest of the small cats (which purr). African lions are classified as big cats (they don’t purr). Surprised lions are that fast. Thank you for the speed information