Top 10 Fastest Land Animals in the World

4. Springbok

While most animals listed here use their speeds to chase the prey, springbok uses its pace for running away from predators. They are herbivores and have a peculiar way of moving because simultaneously they jump as they run. They have a top speed of 52 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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