From time to time, as I writer, I need to know how fast creatures and people can move. Also, it is really interesting just to think about. Why is a grizzly bear so much more dangerous than a brown bear? It moves a lot faster. Think you can outrun a lion? I hope you’re in a vehicle!
Here are my tables.
|Top Crawling Speed||2-3 MPH|
|Average Running||8-16 MPH|
|Full Tilt||Less than 28 MPH|
|White-throated Needletail (bird)||169|
|Black Marlin (Fish)||80|
|African Wild Dog||45|
|Cape hunting dog||45|
|Mongolian wild ass||40|
|African Bush Elephant||24.9|
|Leatherback turtles (swimming)||22|
|Black mamba snake||20|
|Six-lined race runner||18|
|Spider (Tegenearia atrica)||1.17|
Okay, So I’ve looked around at several places for speeds of animals. The best I have found is this one http://www.speedofanimals.com. It has additional information also.
Like, pigs, though they don’t have a high maximum speed, they can reach full speed in just a few strides. I have a couple of pigs on my farm. Though my pig, Woofer (the kids named her), is of much better temperament than when she first arrived, she is still a little flighty. The scary thing is that were I in her pen and she wanted to take a bite out of my leg, she’d have it easy.
But she is nice, she lets me pet her.
I’ve also been looking for acceleration rates or sprinting speeds, but haven’t had much luck.