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The fastest land animals in the world


Speed ​​is relative and some land animals are relatively fast. Both the hunter and the hunted are in the top 5 fastest land animals in the world - so the chances of survival are fairly fairly distributed. Most representatives will hardly ever see each other - after all, they live at completely different ends of the world. Image: Shutterstock / AISPIX by Image Source

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Almost every child knows that the cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. The delicate big cat lies mainly in wait in South and Central Africa to then attack in the sprint at up to 112 km / h. However, a cheetah rarely lasts longer than a distance of 400 meters. After all, the predator is lonely at the top. In second place among the fastest land animals in the world comes the pronghorn, native to North America. It can run up to 70 km / h. When falling - i.e. downhill - it is sometimes almost 90 km / h.

The fastest land animals in the world: kangaroo with turbocharger

The American Quarter Horse moves in very similar speed spheres, securing third place among the fastest land animals in the world. The horse, which originates from the USA, is not only the most widespread horse breed in the world, but is also extremely fast at speeds of up to 70 km / h. In a race with the red giant kangaroo, it would still have to put a lot of effort into winning the race. With speeds of up to nine meters, it makes its way through the Australian outback at a proud 60 km / h. It is about as fast as the Thomson Gazelle, which lives in the African savannah. The hoofed animal is the only animal from the top 5 that has to face a race for life and death with the cheetah every now and then. The Egyptian Mau is also the fastest domestic cat in our house tigers.

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