When we are talking about speed, supercars, jets, supercomputer, and superbikes may be the first thing comes in our mind. But in our list of top 10 fastest animals who can achieve almost same speed of supercars.
Horse is at number ten in our list because of the documented speed of a race horse in almost 71 km/h. They have life span of 25 – 30 years. There are some fastest animals then horses in our list below.
Greyhounds are the fastest dogs, and have primarily been bred for coursing game and racing. The greyhound can reach a full speed of 74 km/h (46 mph). It is a gentle and intelligent breed whose combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine and slim build allows it to reach average race speeds exceeding 70 km/h (44mph).
AFRICAN WILD DOG
The African Wild Dog is a carnivore mammal found only in Africa, especially in savannas and other lightly wooded areas. It is also called the Painted Hunting Dog, African Hunting Dog, the Cape Hunting Dog. This dog can cover 71 kilometers in one hour.
Hares are leporid belonging to the genus Lepus. Hares are classified into the same family as rabbits. They are similar in size and form to rabbits and eat the same diet. They are generally herbivorous and long-eared, they are fast runners, and they typically live solitarily or in pairs. Hare species are native to Africa, Eurasia, North America, and the Japanese archipelago. A hare less than one year old is called a leveret. The collective noun for a group of hares is a “drove”. These are very fast moving animals, can attain a maximum speed of 72 km/h.
The blackbuck also known as the Indian antelope is an antelope found in India, Nepal and Pakistan. This animal is in very few in numbers in all around the world. They are running very fast with long jumps. Their running speed is about 80 kilometer per hour.
The lion is one of the families of big cats. Some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in India. They typically inhabit savanna and grassland, although they may take to bush and forest. Lions are unusually social compared to other cats. A pride of lions consists of related females and offspring and a small number of adult males. Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. They can run 80 kilometer per hour.
The wildebeests, also called gnus, are a genus of antelopes, scientific name Connochaetes. They belong to the family Bovidae, which includes antelopes, cattle, goats, sheep and other even-toed horned ungulates. Wildebeest are well known for their annual migration to new pastures. Many wildlife documentaries have featured this event, in which vast numbers of wildebeest can be seen crossing rivers. This huge animal from the jungles of Tanzania is also very fast in running. It has an apparent maximum running speed of around 80.5 km/h.
The springbok is a medium sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa. Springbok inhabit the dry areas of south and southwestern Africa. This beautiful animal with horns is extremely fast and can reach speed up to 85km/h.
The pronghorn is a species of artiodactyl mammal indigenous to interior western and central North America. Though not an antelope, it is often known colloquially in North America as the American antelope, prong buck, pronghorn antelope, or simply antelope because it closely resembles the true antelopes of the Old World and fills a similar ecological niche due to parallel evolution. The pronghorn can run extremely fast, being built for maximum predator evasion through running, and is generally accepted to be the fastest land mammal in the New World. This animal with horn can cover up to 88.5 kilometers per hour.
The cheetah is a large cat of subfamily Felinae that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. Cheetah is the fastest animals in the world. He can run at a speed of 115 km/h, Cheetahs are the fastest animals on earth.