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What is the fastest animal on Earth?

The fastest runner on earth is the cheetah. No other animal can outrun this feline’s 70-mile per hour speed. This jungle cat is three times faster than humans whose top speed is recorded at 25 miles per hour.

Other fast runners are the greyhound at 40 miles per hour; racehorses have been timed at 50 miles per hour; and antelopes can go close to 60 miles per hour.

Mostly found in Asia and Africa, cheetahs are tamed and used for hunting. Native hunters blindfold the animal and hold it on a leash. When game appears, the cheetah is freed. It then makes a running dash for its prey and holds it down until the hunters can reach it.

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