Top 10 Fastest Animals On The Planet

6. Pronghorn

The pronghorn is not an antelope its closest living relatives are the giraffes and okapi. The Pronghorn antelope is the second fasted land animal and at 98kph (60mph) can out-sprint predators. The top speed is dependent upon the length of time over which it is measured. It can run 35 mph for 4 miles, 42 mph for 1 mile, and 55 mph for 0.5 miles.

 7. Springbok

The springbok is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa. The springbok which is related to black wildebeest has unusual muscle fibers that allow it to run at high speeds for long distances. It’s thought that the springbok can run up to 88 km/h (55 mph).

8. American Quarter Horse

The quarter horse, which is generally faster than its more famous thoroughbred relatives is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. One study found that over various races of various distances the quarter horse averaged 45 miles per hour, while the thoroughbred averaged only 35 mph. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races of a quarter-mile or less some have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph (88.5 km/h).

9. Blue Wildebeest

Top 10 Fastest Animals

The Blue wildebeest, also called the common wildebeestwhite-bearded wildebeest, or brindled gnu, is a large antelope and one of the two species of wildebeest. The Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, and Thompson’s gazelle can all run at about 80kph (50mph) which almost exactly matches the top speed of a lion.

10. Brown Hare

The last animal on the list is a hare, everybody knows about the speed of lions and cheetahs but how about a small Hare. The European hare is also known as the brown hare, is among the largest hare species. Hares can run at 77 km/h (48 mph) and when confronted by predators they rely on outrunning them in the open.

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