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List: Top Ten Fastest Mammals

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Source: Various Sources

Base: All mammals on earth.

Notes: The speeds listed are for top speed measured. The cheetah tops the list of fastest mammals clocking a super zippy top speed of 79mph, or 127kph in metric. Cheetahs can accelerate from 0 - 45 mph in two seconds and can maintain over 70mph for up to 300 yards. This is comfortably ahead of the second-fastest mammal, the Pronghorn Antelope, which can reach 57mph (114kph).

As a comparison the fastest human in the world can reach approximately 38kph - as long as his sneakers hold.

Rank

Animal

Top Speed

1

Cheetah

79mph (127kph)

2

Pronghorn Antelope

57mph (95kph)

3

Springbok

54mph (86kph)

4=

Lion

50mph (80kph)

4=

Blue Wildebeest

50mph (80kph)

6

Brown Hare

48mph (77kph)

7

Grant's Gazelle

47mph (76kph)

7=

Thomson's Gazelle

47mph (76kph)

9

Red Fox

46mph (75kph)

10

Horse

45mph (73kph)


 

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