Top 10 Fastest Animals on the Planet

Animals are classified as fastest, smallest, smartest and fastest animals on the Planet. Fastest animals are classifieds as the animals that can run much faster as compare to other animals in the search of prey or for protecting themselves from  hunters. Man is also considered as one of the fastest animal on the planet. We all know that when the word fastest animal come to our mind we all start thinking of cheetah. But there are many other animals who can run faster or slowly than cheetah. So, you need to check out your doubt.

Here is the list of top 10 Fastest Animals on the Earth :

10. Gray Fox

Gray Fox is the 10th fastest animal on the Earth. Its average speed is 42 mph. He has many features that helps him to survive in jungle like its fast running speed, digging holes in the ground to find moles or any other insects and he can also climb the tree. Gray Fox structure, body, weight also make it one of the fastest animal on the planet. Their normal weight ranges from 8 to 15 pounds and has the lifespan of 3 to 7 years. They are mostly found in regions like Colombia, Southern Canada and North America.

9. Lion

Lion is called as the king of Jungle but despite of that lion has to save himself from hunter s to survive in Jungle. Its average speed is 50 mph and has an average speed of 35 mps on short distances. They have very high reflexes and are very agile. Lions has weight around 400 to 500 pounds and their lifespan ranges from 14 to 15 years. They are mainly found in Asia, Africa and Western Europe. They are known for their bravery and bold attitude. Their ability of targeting their prey is high in nights and their roar can be heard from miles.

8. European Hare

European Hare has an average speed of 50 mph in the short distances. Their ability to run fast, agile and high alertness help them to survive in the jungles. But lot of European Hare try escape from hunters by hiding themselves behind bushes, trees or any other possible situation where they found themselves safe. They are mainly found in Africa, North America and some regions of Asia.

7. Horse

Horses has an average speed of 54 mph. They are mostly found in the race courses farms around the world. Their ability of taking lead among competitors in about quarter miles or less makes them as one of the fastest animal on this planet. They are also used for  carrying luggage, racing, shooting of a movies and for travelling short distances in villages. They are the main source of transportation in areas like village and hilly areas. They are found in almost all parts of world but their best breed is found in North America.

6. Greyhound

Greyhound is also one of the fastest animal on the planet with an average speed of 39 mps during a sprint and 55 mps during long distance races. They are the fastest doges in the world as other dogs has an average speed of 30 to 40 mph. Their weight ranges between 40 to 70 pounds and they have average lifespan of about 9-11 years. They are on the edge to endanger.

5. Wildebeest

Wildebeest are the much faster animals than lion and zebra and their average speed is 40 mps during a sprint and 56 mph during long distances. They are also known as ‘Night of the Hunt’. They have very strong bodies and very sharp, strong horns which they used to protect themselves from other animals and hunters. They are herbivores in nature. Their weight is about 430 to 510 pounds and lifespan about 17 to 21 years. They are mostly found in East Africa.

4. Thomson’s Gazelle

Gazelle has an average speed of 58.5 mps. They are very energetic and agile animals. Gazelle is very strong for  stotting or pronking. They has the ability to jump 1 m high and go back 2 m or 6 high. The record of a male Gazelle is less as compare to female gazelle as they has an average speed of 42.5 mph only.

3. Springbok

Springbok are the herbivores species and are best known for their jumping while running. They ahs an average speed of 71 mph. They has the ability to sense danger and are sometimes compare with kangaroos. Their lifespan is about 7 to 9 years and their average weight ranges from 75-100 pounds. They are mainly found in the regions of South and East America.

2. Pronghorn

Pronghorn are also the herbivores species that have large lungs and heart that helps them to run fast. They also has exceptional eyesight that helps them to see hunters from a large distance. They are mainly found in North America. Their average lifespan is about 5 to 7 years and weight is around 90 to 120 pounds. They are mainly used for long distance races and they are made to run in marathon they could finish it in just 40 minutes.


Cheetah is the fastest animal on planet with an average speed of 70 mph. Cheetah has very large jaws and feet that help him for catching prey. They are mainly found in Africa, Asia and Europe. Their average lifespan is 10 to 20 years and average weight is around 110 to 140 pounds.



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