Speed of Animals

greyhound

Canis familiaris
length weight top speed (running) feels like
74cm 34kg 63.5km/h 154.5km/h

The greyhound is a breed of hunting dog that has been primarily bred for coursing game and racing, but with a recent resurgence of popularity increasingly as a pedigree show dog and family pet. It is a gentle and intelligent breed that often becomes attached to its owners. A combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine and slim build allow it to reach average race speed speeds of in excess of 18 meters per second (59 feet per second) or 65 kilometres per hour (40 mph).

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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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top speed 72.5 km/h
feels like 130.5 km/h

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top speed 69 km/h
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top speed 63.5 km/h
feels like 154.5 km/h

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top speed 98 km/h
feels like 126 km/h

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top speed 64 km/h
feels like 88.6 km/h

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