Speed of Animals

black mamba

Dendroaspis polylepis
length weight top speed (slithering) feels like
11'1" 3.1lb 20mph 10.6mph

The Black Mamba is an elapid snake, one of Africa’s most dangerous and feared. They inhabit a wide variety of areas that include open savannahs, woodlands, and rocky outcrops. They are known for being very aggressive when threatened and will not hesitate to strike with deadly precision. The black mamba is the longest venomous snake in Africa and the second longest venomous snake in the world.

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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.

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