Speed of Animals

lion

Panthera leo
length weight top speed (running) feels like
2.8m 200kg 80km/h 51.4km/h

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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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 0.3 km/h
feels like 0.4 km/h

grizzly bear grizzly bear
Ursus arctos
top speed 56 km/h
feels like 40.3 km/h

lion lion
Panthera leo
top speed 80 km/h
feels like 51.4 km/h

Mongolian wild ass Mongolian wild ass
Equus hemionus
top speed 64 km/h
feels like 51.2 km/h

ostrich ostrich
Struthio camelus
top speed 70 km/h
feels like 50.4 km/h

pig pig
Sus domestica
top speed 17.7 km/h
feels like 35.4 km/h

red kangaroo red kangaroo
Macropus rufus
top speed 70 km/h
feels like 63 km/h

white-tailed deer white-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
top speed 48.2 km/h
feels like 45.7 km/h

wildebeest wildebeest
Connochaetes gnou
top speed 64 km/h
feels like 57.6 km/h

zebra zebra
Equus zebra
top speed 64.4 km/h
feels like 52.7 km/h

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