Top 10 Fastest Land Animals in the World

1. Cheetah


The fastest animal in this list should have been obvious by the time we started our countdown. Cheetah is shown in many car advertisements and a favorite animal when it comes to portraying speed and agility. The cheetah can run at a whooping speed of 70 mph. As fast as they may seem, but they cannot run for too long because they will run out of breath very soon. Cheetahs are great predators not just because of their speed but also because of their strong jaws and sharp claws.

Now that we are finished enumerating the ten fastest land animals in the world, it is now clear what animal can really prove the wonders of nature. All we can do is stand back and be amazed at the speed and ability of these animals.

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  1. A correction on the cheetah. They do not have sharp claws. Their claws are always partially out so are blunt from touching the ground. They are semi-retractable and used for grip when running, not for climbing trees or bringing prey down. They also do not have strong jaws. Their heads are smaller than other big cats and because they have large nasal passages to bring in more oxygen when running, they have a smaller jaw and shorter canines. Because of this, they usually kill their prey by grasping the throat and suffocating rather than biting through the neck like most big cats. They are built for speed so lack the strength and power of other big cats.

    The Cape Hunting Dog is an old name and Wild Dog is more commonly used today.

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