Some are fast and could even beat a cheetah
it the Summer you’ll see lots of fast human beings racing each other Some are fast and could even beat a cheetah. But how would those runners finish in a race against the fastest land animal on Earth? What animal is that? The cheetah, of course!
The cheetah’s name is Acrimony jubate. Have you ever seen pictures of this animal? If so, you know that it is a . You can find cheetahs throughout most of Africa and parts of the Middle East.
Scientists estimate that cheetahs can reach speeds between 70-75 miles per hour. Of course, they can’t sustain that high speed over long distances. But they can go that fast in short that can cover up to 1,600 feet or more.
Cheetahs can reach those speeds very quickly, too. A cheetah’s explosive speed can take it from 0 to over 62 miles per hour in just three seconds. Now that’s fast! In fact, it’s about as fast as the world’s most expensive sports cars can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour.
Why are cheetahs so fast? Scientists have identified several features that help the animal such speeds. For example, cheetahs are one of only three types of cats that have semi- claws. This means that cheetahs can’t fully retract their claws like most other cats can. This feature gives cheetahs extra grip when chasing.
Cheetahs also have largos’. These allow them to breathe in more when running. Their hearts and lungs are also larger than other cats of similar size. This helps them oxygen throughout their bodies mor.
Even cheetahs’ tails help them run faster and turn quickly by acting like the of a ship. As they’re running, cheetahs use their tails to help maintain their balance and steer when sharp turns are necessary!
So how much faster are cheetahs compared to humans? Currently, the world’s fastest human being is Jamaican Usain Bolt. He set the world record in the 100-meter dash in 2009 with a blistering time of only 9.58 seconds. That equates to a speed of just over 23 miles per hour. That’s fast, but it’s no match for the cheetah! This animal could outpace Bolt at about three times his top speed.
Is a Cheetah or Greyhound Faster?
Guinness places the highest speed for a greyhound at 41.83 miles per hour, which covered a distance of 400 yards in just 19.57 seconds. Meanwhile, Guinness places the fastest cheetah speed at between 62 and 64 miles per hour. In 2012, a cheetah named Sarah that lived at the Cincinnati Zoo was recorded running at 61 miles per hour.
However, while cheetahs have a higher top speed, greyhounds are built for endurance and can run in excess of 35 miles per hour while cheetahs can only sustain their high-end speed for around 30 seconds. Put another way, while a cheetah would win a 100-meter dash, greyhounds would be the winners of a 5K race.
Greyhound vs. Cheetah: Height
Although greyhounds are than most dogs, a fully grown Cheetah is taller. A full-grown Greyhound stands 27-30 inches tall, while a Cheetah can stand up to 3 feet tall at the shoulder.
Greyhound vs. Cheetah: Weight
Greyhounds are huge breed dogs that can weigh 60-100 pounds depending on their health and living conditions. Cheetahs can weigh substantially more, despite their similar appearance in size. Cheetahs can weigh anything from 46 to 160 pounds when fully grown.
Greyhound vs. Cheetah: Coat Type
A cheetah’s topcoat is tawny in hue. Greyhounds have a short, silky coat that is easy to maintain. Cheetahs have a thicker coat and can survive outside, however, greyhounds should not be kept outside as pets. Most dogs have a two-layer coat to keep them warm and protected from the weather. Greyhounds, on the other hand, have a single-layer coat that makes it difficult for them to regulate their body temperature. If they are going to be outside for more than a brief period in cold weather, they should wear a coat.
Greyhound vs. Cheetah: Colors
Cheetahs are pale buff or grayish-white in hue, with paler and whiter underbelly. On the pelage, black patches are close together, with a series of black rings around the tail’s terminal third. Greyhounds can be any color, including fawn, black, red, blue, gray, or white, despite their name.