It’s human nature to like the fastest things. We love fast cars, fast computers and fastest internet. Same as other things, we love fastest animals.
You may have wondered from time to time just what great speed means in the animal world? Mostly, it aids the process of hunting for prey, but that does not always have to be the case. When God created these animals. He gave them different speeds for different reasons with some animals in the same class being faster than others. Within this article we are going to discuss about the world’s fastest animals on the planet. In kingdom Animalia, the Peregrine Falcon are stated as the fastest animals on the planet, but this article is bases on the animals which belong to class Mammalia, with the cheetah being the fastest animals with a speed of 70-75 miles per hour.
Here are top 10 fastest animals in the world.
Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 290 kilograms and 2.1 metres (head-body length), and are a little more horse-like. They are short-legged compared to horses, and their coloring varies depending on the season. Onager can cover up to 70 kilometers in one hour.
According to the Guinness World Records, the fastest speed for a race horse, 70.76 km/h, was achieved by the horse “Winning Brew” in a 2008 race in Grantville, Pennsylvania. You will be amazed to see horse at number 9 in this list of fastest animals. Do not amaze because there are more fastest animals in the world then horse.
Kangaroos are the only large animals to use hopping as a means of locomotion. The comfortable hopping speed for Red Kangaroo is about 71 km/h. I’m sure that you have not heard before about Kangaroo in the list of fastest animals but it is.
7. 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, the Spotted Dog. This dog can cover 71 kilometers in one hour.
6. Brown Hare.
Do not underestimate Hare because they are extremely fast, they can run twice as fast as an Olympic sprinter. These very fast moving animals, particularly the European Brown Hare, can attain a maximum speed of 72 km/h.
Blackbucks usually known for their jumping, this animals with huge horns is very fast its running speed is about 80 kilometers per hour.
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 animals from the jungles of Tanzania is also very fast in running. It have an apparent maximum running speed of around 80.5 km/h.
The pronhorn can run exceptionally 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 beautiful horn can cover up to 88.5 kilometers per hour.
The springbok is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern Africa. This beautiful animal with beautiful horns is extremely fast and can reach speeds of 100 km/h and can leap 4 m into the air and jump a horizontal distance of up to 15 m.
Of all the fastest animals in the world, perhaps the most popular is the Cheetah or Acinonyx jubatus. Running at a speed of115 km/h, Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land.