Top 10 Fastest Land Animals in the World

5. Quarter Horse


They derived their name from their reputation of leaving their competitors in a horse race by one quarter of a mile or less. Because of their running ability, quarter horses are used in some of the world’s most famous races. They can run as fast as 50 mph.

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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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