Can you guess the fastest land animal in the world? In the wild, speed is one of the most important means of survival. If you happen to be one of the slowest animals in the world, then you have to be smart enough to outwit your predators. As such, the fastest animals in the world have a distinct advantage. These include the fastest animals in water, the fastest animal in air and the fastest animals on land. Today’s list is going to focus on the 25 fastest land animals.
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The giraffe is the tallest living mammal on land and the largest ruminant. They are easy to recognize due to their really long necks, the puzzle like prints on their pelt and their outrageously long legs. But don’t let their size and awkward shape fool you; these gentle giants can still reach speeds of up to 32mph.
Bears are often romanticized as being gentle and cuddly, but bears like the grizzly are anything but that. In fact, they can be quite ferocious and downright deadly when protecting their cubs and/or pursuing their next meal. Despite their sheer size, bears on average can reach speeds of up to 34.8 mph (56 kph).
A popular canine predators in the wild specifically in some parts of Africa and south central Eurasia; the jackal is closely related to wolves, dogs and coyotes. Not surprising, they are capable of reaching speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph).
These mammals are native to western North America but have been in later years introduced in Argentina. Their primary predators include mountain lions and bobcats, two exceptionally deadly hunters. It’s a good thing the Mule deer can reach speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph), a speed it uses to outrun its predators.
The Whippet (also known as English Whippet or Snap dog) is a descendant of the fastest dog on earth. Though its a smaller sight hound breed, It has the ability to zoom away at 35 mph (56 kph) using a double suspension gallop.