Speed of Animals

greyhound

Canis familiaris
length weight top speed (running) feels like
2'5" 75lb 39.5mph 96mph

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).

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 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

domestic cat domestic cat
Felis catus
top speed 29.8 mph
feels like 107.4 mph

gray fox gray fox
Urocyon cinereoargenteus
top speed 42 mph
feels like 74.1 mph

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

Pronghorn Pronghorn
Antilocapra americana
top speed 60.9 mph
feels like 78.3 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

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