Which one is the fastest?
The average size of the most widespread hare - European hare - is 25,5'' at the withers and weight reaches 13-15 lb. The length of life in captivity 5-7 years. The hares are characterized by relatively high speed since it's the strategy of their survival. The European hare's peak speed is 44 mph (19,5 m/s). The average running speed is - 30 mph.
The champion from this list is…
Painted Hunting Dog or African Hunting Dog is a predatory mammal living only in Africa especially in steppes, savannas, and wood areas. It's also called African Hunting Dog, spotted dog and field dog. The animal's body length is about 1 m, height at the withers - up to 31''. Painted Hunting Dog оhas great speed characteristics - it is able to accelerate and keep speed for long distances up to 31-34 mph. The maximum hyena speed is about 45 mph.
African hunting dog
Which one is the fastest?
Prong-horned antelope is the most ancient representative of hoofed mammals, the native land of which is North America. The ability to accelerate up to 53 mph allows the animal to save its life escaping the predator chasing it. By speed, antelope gives way only to cheetah but the former exceeds the latter by the time of preserving the rapid pace of movement.
What animal do youthink the fastest?
Coyote also named brush wolf or American jackal mainly inhabits North and Central America. By size, the coyote is smaller than the average wolf. Nonetheless, coyotes are good runners and are able to reach the maximum speed to 43 mph.
Let's witch to the inhabitants of sea. Who does win?
White shark is a dangerous predator, the length of which can exceed 12 m. The teeth are placed in a few rows (3-5), besides, they're regularly renewed. The average number of teeth is 300. Their length is over 2''. The body streamlined shape contributes to achieving the speed to 25 mph.
Great white shark
Choose the record breaker
Octopus vulgaris is a near-bottom animal living at a great depth. 8 tentacles connected with a membrane come from the body. An adult octopus has about 2000 sucker cups, each of which holds weight over 220 lb. The octopus has 3 hearts - the main provides circulation of blood and the rest two - push the blood through gills. Due to the absence of bones, the animal easily changes its body shape using the ability for disguising or hunting. The octopus' speed reaches 25 mph.
And what about flying animals? Which does shoot ahead?
Greater frigatebird is a beautiful tropic bird living on the islands in the area od Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. The bird is aggressive toward its fellows and boldly picks their food. The Englishmen called this bird a soldier bird, which accelerates to 93 mph and can catch a living fish on the fly. The Polynesia locals use it to send messages and letters.
Which of these birds is the fastest one?
The bird's flight is soaring with rare wing beats. The predator's speed reaches 20-38 mph, and when it notices its prey, the eagle sweeps down at a speed of 120 mph. The bird lives about 25, 30 years at most in the wild. When it's hot it drinks a lot and likes to bath. The eagle's diet consists of small birds and mammals, as well as rodents.
A few more questions about mammals. Who's the winner?
Zebra is an animal of average size growing to a length of to 2 m. It runs slower than horse, however, accelerates to 50 mph. When the animal is chased, it starts wagging in a zigzag way. Due to endurance, the animal often pulls through predators.
And the first place goes to...
The maximal speed a human reached is 12,42 m/s (27,78 mph). This is the peak speed of Usain Bolt, which was recorded at a fraction of 100 m distance - from 60 to 80 m.
Horse is an animal from the family of odd-hoofed mammals, the only preserved species of the wild horse. Weight, height and speed of the animal depend on its breed. The average speed any breed can achieve is 120 mph, the maximal one – over 50 mph.
What about out little brothers?
Mouse is a small, well-known rodent, which represents the numerous species of the Mus genus. At a weigh of 19 g and body length 3,5'' the animal can accelerate to 8 mph! In the wild, mice can do significant harm, destroying agricultural crops, house food products, seeds, etc.
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