Top 10 Fastest Land Animals in the World

7. Cape Hunting Dog

Also known as wild hunting dog, it can run as fast as 46 mph. Hunting dog is native to Africa and weigh around 35 to 75 pounds. These animals may run fast but they had trouble outrunning the threat of extinction. Cape hunting dog is one of the most endangered species in Africa.

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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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