Speed of Animals

cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus
length weight top speed (running) feels like
4'5" 143.3lb 74.6mph 99.4mph

The cheetah is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that is unique in its speed, while lacking climbing abilities. The species is the only living member of the genus Acinonyx. It is the fastest land animal, reaching speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 460 m (1,500 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 103 km/h (64 mph) in three seconds, faster than most supercars. Recent studies confirm the cheetah’s status as the fastest land animal.

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Graph: top speed feels like

Imagine what it's like for a tiny insect to jump and fly as quickly as they do. They might cover 40 body lengths in a second. To a six-foot person that's 164 mph. This site tries to understand how it feels to move like a fly, a squirrel, a cat, a rhinocerous, or a falcon.

Similar Animals

African Wild Dog African Wild Dog
Lycaon pictus
top speed 45 mph
feels like 81.1 mph

cheetah cheetah
Acinonyx jubatus
top speed 74.6 mph
feels like 99.4 mph

coyote coyote
Canis latrans
top speed 42.9 mph
feels like 85.7 mph

greyhound greyhound
Canis familiaris
top speed 39.5 mph
feels like 96 mph

pig pig
Sus domestica
top speed 11 mph
feels like 22 mph

Pronghorn Pronghorn
Antilocapra americana
top speed 60.9 mph
feels like 78.3 mph

red kangaroo red kangaroo
Macropus rufus
top speed 43.5 mph
feels like 39.1 mph

Spotted Hyena Spotted Hyena
Crocuta crocuta
top speed 39.8 mph
feels like 55.1 mph

Thomson's gazelle Thomson's gazelle
Eudorcas thomsoni
top speed 40.4 mph
feels like 90.9 mph

white-tailed deer white-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
top speed 30 mph
feels like 28.4 mph

Site concept, design, and creation by Alex Reisner. Animal descriptions are from Wikipedia and some silhouettes are from All Silhouettes.