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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)
  1. 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)

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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)

 

  1. 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)

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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)

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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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