Top 10 Fastest Animals in World

1. Cheetah :


The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The only extant member of the genus Acinonyx, it is placed in the subfamily Felinae

Scientific name: Acinonyx jubatus
Speed: 110 – 120 km/h (In Short Bursts, Running)
Conservation status: Vulnerable (Population decreasing)
Mass: 21 – 72 kg (Adult)
Trophic level: Carnivorous
Height: 66 – 94 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)

2. Pronghorn Antelope


The pronghorn is a species of artiodactyl mammal indigenous to interior western and central North America.

Scientific name: Antilocapra americana
Speed: 88 km/h (Adult, For 0.8 km)
Higher classification: Antilocapra
Height: 81 – 100 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable)
Mass: Male: 40 – 65 kg (Adult), Female: 34 – 48 kg (Adult)

3. Blue Wildebeest :


The blue wildebeest, also called the common wildebeest, white-bearded wildebeest or brindled gnu, is a large antelope and one of the two species of wildebeest
Speed : 52 kmph / 81kmh

4. Lion :


The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies found in Africa.

Scientific name: Panthera leo
Lifespan: 10 – 14 years (Adult, In the wild)
Higher classification: Roaring cats
Conservation status: Vulnerable (Population decreasing)
Mass: Male: 190 kg (Adult), Female: 130 kg (Adult)
Height: Male: 1.2 m (Adult, At Shoulder), Female: 1.1 m (Adult, At Shoulder)

5. Springbok :


The springbok is a moderately sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa. The sole member of the genus Antidorcas, this bovid was first described by the German zoologist Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann in 1780

Scientific name: Antidorcas marsupialis
Higher classification: Antidorcas
Height: 70 – 90 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)
Rank: Species
Gestation period: 168 days
Mass: Male: 33 – 48 kg (Adult), Female: 30 – 44 kg (Adult)

6. Brown Hare :

Brown Hare

The European hare, also known as the brown hare, is a species of hare native to Europe and parts of Western Asia and Central Asia. It is a mammal adapted to temperate, open country.

Scientific name: Lepus europaeus
Higher classification: Hare
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population decreasing)
Mass: 3.8 kg (Adult)
Gestation period: 42 days
Length: 53 cm (Adult)
Speed : 48kmph / 77kmh

7. Red Fox :

Red Fox

The red fox is the largest of the true foxes and the most abundant wild member of the Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.

Speed : 48kmph / 77kmh

Scientific name: Vulpes vulpes

Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable)

Higher classification: True foxes

Height: 35 – 50 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)

Mass: 2.2 – 14 kg (Adult)

Lifespan: 5 years (In the wild)

8. Grant’s Gazelle :

Grant’s Gazelle

The Grant’s gazelle is a species of gazelle distributed from northern Tanzania to South Sudan and Ethiopia, and from the Kenyan coast to Lake Victoria. Its Swahili name is Swala Granti.

Speed : 47kmph / 76kmh

Scientific name: Nanger granti

Higher classification: Nanger

Rank: Species

9. Thomson’s Gazelle :

Thomson’s Gazelle

The Thomson’s gazelle is one of the best-known gazelles. It is named after explorer Joseph Thomson and is sometimes referred to as a “tommie”

Scientific name: Eudorcas thomsonii
Higher classification: Eudorcas
Rank: Species
Speed :47kmph / 76kmh

10. Horse:



The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae.

Scientific name: Equus caballus
Lifespan: 25 – 30 years
Speed: 40 – 48 km/h (Galloping)
Mass: 380 – 1,000 kg (Adult)
Gestation period: 11 – 12 months
Higher classification: Equus
Speed :45kmph / 72kmh
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