Last Updated on January 2, 2021 by Neil Mackengie
Man can move across the surface of the earth much faster than any other mammal . . . but not on his own two legs! Even the fastest runner of all time would rank as a pretty slow-moving creature compared with certain animals. In a short dash, man has been known to travel at a speed of 22 to 25 miles sn hour. For a short dash, even an elephant or a rhinoceros can do about 25 miles an hour. A racehorse, which we consider to be pretty swift, can go at about 40 or 50 miles an hour. The fastest a greyhound can go is about 35 miles an hour.
If we want to measure the real speed of motion of a mammal, we have to go to such creatures as the antelope and the gazelle. These animals can do between 60 and 65 miles for a lash of a mile or so. The speed champion of the entire kingdom, however, is the cheetah or hunting leopard. These animals have been timed at a speed of 70 miles an hour! Of course, they can keep this up for only about a mile, after which they drop doom to a slower speed.
Top 8 Fastest Animal In The World
1. Peregrine Falcon.
2. White-Throated Needletail.
3. Frigate Bird.
4. Spur-Winged Goose.
6. Sail Fish.
7. Pronghorn Antelope.