Speed of Animals

lion

Panthera leo
length weight top speed (running) feels like
9'2" 440.9lb 49.7mph 32mph

Lions are powerful animals that usually hunt in coordinated groups and stalk their chosen prey. However, they are not particularly known for their stamina – for instance, a lioness’ heart makes up only 0.57 percent of her body weight (a male’s is about 0.45 percent of his body weight), whereas a hyena’s heart is close to 1 percent of its body weight. Thus, although lionesses can reach speeds of 81 km/h (50 mph), they only can do so for short bursts so they have to be close to their prey before starting the attack.

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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

Galapagos tortoise Galapagos tortoise
Geochelone nigra
top speed 0.2 mph
feels like 0.3 mph

grizzly bear grizzly bear
Ursus arctos
top speed 34.8 mph
feels like 25.1 mph

lion lion
Panthera leo
top speed 49.7 mph
feels like 32 mph

Mongolian wild ass Mongolian wild ass
Equus hemionus
top speed 39.8 mph
feels like 31.8 mph

ostrich ostrich
Struthio camelus
top speed 43.5 mph
feels like 31.3 mph

pig pig
Sus domestica
top speed 11 mph
feels like 22 mph

red kangaroo red kangaroo
Macropus rufus
top speed 43.5 mph
feels like 39.1 mph

white-tailed deer white-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
top speed 30 mph
feels like 28.4 mph

wildebeest wildebeest
Connochaetes gnou
top speed 39.8 mph
feels like 35.8 mph

zebra zebra
Equus zebra
top speed 40 mph
feels like 32.7 mph

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