Speed of Animals

cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus
length weight top speed (running) feels like
1.4m 65kg 120km/h 160km/h

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.

Animals: land air water insect
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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 72.5 km/h
feels like 130.5 km/h

cheetah cheetah
Acinonyx jubatus
top speed 120 km/h
feels like 160 km/h

coyote coyote
Canis latrans
top speed 69 km/h
feels like 138 km/h

greyhound greyhound
Canis familiaris
top speed 63.5 km/h
feels like 154.5 km/h

pig pig
Sus domestica
top speed 17.7 km/h
feels like 35.4 km/h

Pronghorn Pronghorn
Antilocapra americana
top speed 98 km/h
feels like 126 km/h

red kangaroo red kangaroo
Macropus rufus
top speed 70 km/h
feels like 63 km/h

Spotted Hyena Spotted Hyena
Crocuta crocuta
top speed 64 km/h
feels like 88.6 km/h

Thomson's gazelle Thomson's gazelle
Eudorcas thomsoni
top speed 65 km/h
feels like 146.2 km/h

white-tailed deer white-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
top speed 48.2 km/h
feels like 45.7 km/h

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