10 fastest animals on earth

10 fastest animals on earth

Humans are not that bad at running... 12-15 mph may seems like a lot, but compared with the fastest animals on Earth, well, humans might become meal if necessary.

Here's the top 10 list for the fastes animals on our planet

10. Elk

There are a number of animals which run faster than the elk, but the elk deserves a mention because it is a good deal larger and less “swift" looking than a gazelle or antelope. Elks can be quite large, but their size and build should not deceive you. The elk is capable of running at speeds as high as 45 miles per hour. Do not make an elk angry. If it charges you, it is going to win.

9. Brown Hare

One of the smallest animals on our list is the brown hare. This little creature can run extremely fast, reaching speeds of up to 47 miles per hour. The story of the tortoise and the hare is famous for a reason. Hares really are incredibly fast creatures, and they are capable of outrunning the majority of other animals.

8. Thomson’s Gazelle

This is another creature in the same category as wildebeests and lions, also capable of running at around 50 miles per hour. Chases between lions and cheetahs and gazelles can be quite intense as a result of the close speed matching. Unfortunately for Thomson’s gazelles, they are the preferred prey of cheetahs, the fastest animal on our list.

7. Lion

Unfortunately for the blue wildebeest (The next in our list... Spoilers), the lion’s fastest speed almost exactly matches. Lions can chase down their prey at around 50 miles per hour, making them extremely deadly predators on the plains.

6. Blue Wildebeest

Another swift land animal which also inhabits the plains is the blue wildebeest. They are not quite as fast as the pronghorn, but are still pretty impressive at around 50 miles per hour.

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