WOW ! I love cheetahs but I think that a human can't outrun a cheetah because they can run like 68 – 75 mph. :-), We like that guess, Ahmed! i just love cats.. i read them all! Great job, Austin, and all the other paper plane pilots in your class! Wild cheetahs are territorial and highly protective of their young. I was the second fastest on the track team too. It was awesome please put more and more cheetah videos, please. Cheetahs are SUPER fast! We really appreciate that you and some of our other Wonder Friends use the star rating system to let us know what you think about each Wonder! :), Thanks for sharing your comment, DJ! After a few weeks, time yourself again and see how much you have improved! Bye!!!!!!! 3. It is pretty AMAZING how fast cheetahs can run, Peggy. At some point, every bullet will eventually hit the ground and come to a stop. In fact, it’s about as fast as the world’s most expensive sports cars can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour. :), We're not sure, Danny, but it certainly seems possible sometime in history! We think this Wonder will make you smile: Mar 25, 2015 - Can a Human Outrun a Cheetah? Thanks for letting us know about the stars. Over short distances, we can’t outrun many animals. What do you think? In fact, a fawn can outrun a human in just a matter of days after being born. Graham Few would likely say humans. In the past, Cheetahs were found across the world. The estimated populations of cheetahs were about 100,000 a century ago. Don't worry if you come in second place. His "arrow" design went 14 metres and 80 centimetres. Cheetahs have a skill that no other big cat has, find out what that is in our Animal A-Z section. :). Have a happy wondering day Wonderopolis. Think you're faster than a cheetah? Pronghorn could finish a … Have you ever seen pictures of this animal? I never new cheetahs were this fast!! The world’s biggest bird is … They sound like a pair of AWESOME Wonder dogs! Even run-of-the-mill joggers typically do between 3.2 and 4.2 meters per second, which means they can outrun dogs at distances greater than two kilometers. But they can go that fast in short bursts that can cover up to 1,600 feet or more. Lynx. The spots are part of the camouflage for cheetahs! We didn't know that the fastest person on earth can go 23 miles per hour. We had an AMAZING time making and flying our own planes. Very fast! We think they are AMAZING, too! When it comes to speed in the animal kingdom, cheetahs are undoubtedly king. Have you ever visited past Wonder #197 - How Long Is a Marathon (https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-long-is-a-marathon/)? Were you working on a specific project when you were researching this information? Today's wonder was really cool, I liked learning about how fast cheetahs are. :D. I think tomorrow's wonder of the day is something about talking about what to do in a shipwreck. It is common knowledge that the cheetah is the fastest land animal on Earth. This means that cheetahs can’t fully retract their claws like most other cats can. Then, over the course of a few weeks, stretch and exercise several times a week. Thanks for giving me a lot of information about cheetahs. For example, cheetahs are one of only three types of cats that have semi-retractable claws. It was super interesting to learn about their big nostrils that help them take in large amounts of air when they run, too! Your WONDER about which is the fastest animal in the sky would make an AWESOME future Wonder of the Day®! It is common knowledge that the cheetah is the fastest land animal on Earth. Great to hear from you again, Ava! Thank you so much for sharing your comment and your love of cheetahs with everyone in Wonderopolis today! Cheetahs also have a flexible hip with free moving shoulder blade. Comments on: Can a Human Outrun a Cheetah? Play chase and see if you can beat them in a race. We think it would be cool to see one running in the wild (as long as we weren't too close to it!). A cheetah’s explosive speed can take it from 0 to over 62 miles per hour in just three seconds. It is an active day hunter except those found in scorching areas that prefer hunting at sunset to escape the high temperature. I got first place at a track meet at 9.56 seconds for the 100-meter dash. Can a human outrun a crocodile? What animal is that? Cheetahs are the fastest land animal. Please read the sidebar below for our rules. We'll all have to visit Wonderopolis tomorrow to see if your guess is correct! :) Thank you for having a Wonder all about Cheetahs! :), Hi, Michel! This animal could outpace Bolt at about three times his top speed. :), Thanks for joining the discussion, sean! https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/do-animals-play-hide-and-seek/, and even more about cheetahs with the help of our friends at National Geographic: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/cheetah/ :), We love your enthusiasm, Wonder Friend Basil! At my school, running is a big thing. Thanks for letting us know, Sara!! Usain Bolt’s speed translated to about 28 mph, which is far below the speed of a cheetah. Today’s Wonder of the Day was inspired by Hayden from AL. In fact, humans can outrun any animal in a marathon. So is speed and physics! Have you ever seen a cheetah up close in the wild? Over a long-distance, humans can outrun cheetahs. I wish we could out run them. Thanks for sharing it with us! We hope not! :-), Thanks for sharing about all the cool running opportunities students at your school have, Paige! :-), Hello, Parker! Thanks for checking out this Wonder with us! We think it's great that you're thinking about different ways to test the Wonder! Elite human runners, however, can sustain speeds up to 6.5 meters per second. “Most crocodiles can achieve 12–14kph for short periods,” says crocodile specialist Adam Britton, “which is slower than a fit human can run. And I think humans could not out run Cheetahs!!! Other features that make cheetahs achieve incredible speeds include flattened ribs cages, small head, and lean legs that minimizes air resistance. We're so glad you're WONDERing all about cheetahs with us! Scientists estimate that cheetahs can reach speeds between 70-75 miles per hour. Cheetahs also have long tails that serve as rudders to stabilize and steer the animal. I never knew a cheetah could run that fast. Climate change. Thanks for visiting this Wonder of the Day® and leaving us a comment to let us know what you think about cheetahs! :-) This helps them circulate oxygen throughout their bodies more efficiently. Keep learning more by checking out one or more of the following activities with a friend or family member: That's a great question, Aaliyah! Wonder #599-- Why Do Skunks Stink? It can only run for around 20 to 60 seconds over a maximum distance of 1,640ft (500m). Thanks for being a friend of Wonderopolis, too! It would be fun. I wonder how fast a panther can run! Can you outrun a bullet? By. The cheetah can outrun even the fastest animals, such as gazelles and hares. In the past, Cheetahs were found across the world. By: reno. :-), We REALLY enjoyed your comment today, Susan and all of our WONDERful Wonder Friends in your class! We are WONDERing if the Peragon Falcon is the fastest animal in the sky???? If they're up for a race, go for it! They are surprisingly speedy. Those coats can be sold for a very good sum of money on the black market. In fact, humans can outrun any animal in a marathon. Besides, cheetahs have a remarkably flexible spine. P.S. We appreciate your comment and we sure do hope you keep exploring all the Wonders we have to offer! We're so glad you're reading as much as you can about cheetahs-- your book must be SUPER! Only he had a head start so not quite fair :) By: Peter Larson. :), We're really glad you liked the video for this Wonder of the Day® about how fast cheetahs can run, William! Asiatic cheetahs are found only in Iran. Do you guys love animals too? It would be dangerous for a cheetah to race a human and undoubtedly the cheetah would win! Robotics company Boston Dynamics has been awarded a contract to develop a military quadruped cheetah-like robot, capable of running faster than any human. Over the course of an hour, the cheetah will go very short distances. #1308 What Determines the Color of Your Eyes? May 22, 2013. We're so glad that you loved this Wonder!! Isn't it great we can all have different opinions?!? :-), Hi, Aparajita! Achieving top speeds of approximately 70 mph or 112 kmph, these magnificent creatures can outrun Usain Bolt any day. Over a long-distance, humans can outrun cheetahs. :-), That's a REALLY awesome question, Tash! Hi Wonderopolis! The cheetah's long tail acts like a rudder does on a ship. Ready to learn a few interesting cheetah facts? Over what distance? XOXOXOXOXO, The illegal wildlife trade. :), WOW, Trollolol! we all know that for sure i am telling you right know a" cheetah is the fastest animal on land a very fast animal but hear this joke a cheetah can not out run me i am the fastest black american girl in the whole universe no body can out run me i am serious i run track every day ever since i was 6 years old i started running track im just playing but i am fast. In one single stride, the Cheetah can cover up to 25 feet. At least, in the long run. So compare this to a cheetah who may maintain top speed for 12 seconds with a twenty minute rest. Now, these iconic cats are closer to extinction than ever before—if we don’t speed up our efforts to save them, we’ll lose cheetahs forever. No! Thanks for letting us know! Humans can’t outrun Cheetahs over a short distance, but they can outrun them over a long distance. Way to go! Clearly, two species of roughly the same weight—such as, say, the human and the cheetah—can run at dramatically different speeds depending on their body design. Humans can’t outrun Cheetahs over a short distance, but they can outrun them over a long distance. :-D. So cool, cheetahs rock. When Cheetah is on full speed, half of the time it is on air with all four feet off the ground. :-), We have lots of Wonder Friends whose first names are Jared and Dori, Jewelle! #ego #humility #creator #spirituality #life. Jaymi Heimbuch. :), Thanks for sharing what you've learned about big cats, Monkey Geek! Cheetahs are extremely fast! North America's Fastest Land Animal Can Outrun a Cheetah By. :-), You're absolutely right, Caelah! How does the tail help it steer sharp turns? It sounds like exercising is super important for you and your classmates...that's AWESOME! When it comes to fast acceleration, nothing on two or four legs can beat a cheetah. Thank you for telling us about them and for leaving us another super creative, clever comment! Humans have encroached on their habitats for settlement, development, and agriculture. A greyhound can outrun a horse in a sprint because it accelerates so quickly. Here's a great place to start: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/cheetah/ :), Hey there, Maria! GREAT JOB! thank you, I have done cross country and soccer and track and basketball and with all the running I do it have gotten very fast. The cheetah is skilled at running down fast prey and can reach a top speed of 113kph (70mph). Help spread the wonder of families learning together. A Cheetah can attain a top speed of between 65 mph and 75 mph with the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in only three seconds. We're so happy that you enjoyed our food chain Wonder- it's awesome to learn something new! :-), Hi, Tyler! Their historical range was in areas such as the coastal areas of Aral and Caspian seas, Arabian and Mediterranean peninsula, Central India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. :), It's incredible to imagine a cheetah running that fast, isn't it Zoe? Our “sustainable distance” is also hard to beat. They are surprisingly speedy. We agree! I use the name "Cheetah" for every username I have!!!!! Yay! They sure are WONDERful! THEY'RE MY FAVORITE ANIMAL. We have not tried to outrun a cheetah. Their 4-legs are like motors of power and straight, their jaws, strong enough to brake a hard ball, and they never give up, their hearts and lungs very powerful, and they are the best dogs I ever had. I love cheetas. We hope you are having a GREAT week! r/videos: The best place for video content of all kinds. Well, nearly any animal that is. The fact that the Cheetah can be tamed is a concern for their well being as well. Thanks for WONDERing with us! Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world, yet humans can outrun them in distance. Why Can’t Humans Run As Fast As Cheetahs? :), Hi there, Ashleigh, what a great question! Tomorrow's Wonder of the Day was designed just for you! The wonder was good it was just that the video was very boring do you have any video requests for me? We hope you'll do some more research of your own with the help of the Internet and library! :-), We like that you are WONDERing about rice, Grace! They can outrun any animal. Have you actually tried to outrun a cheatah? If you ask the average person which animal is the best runner on the planet, the most common answer would likely be the cheetah. Cheetahs are SUPER cool animals! Now that’s fast! Thanks for sharing your comment with us...we hope you guys are enjoying the summer so far! I am the second fastest girl on my soccer team. You told me more about cheetahs than I ever knew. If so, take them to a local park or the backyard and get some exercise together. That is an awesome goal, Elizabeth! Humans, I mean actual humans in their natural environment, can outrun a horse over long distances. Check these out: Unlike most other big cats, cheetahs can purr but cannot roar. I am really fast too and I got a first place time in track for the 100 meter dash with a time of 9.55 and i have never got that fast. How Often Do Incidents With Cheetahs Occur? A human who can run at 6 miles per hour can do so for 10 minutes or more with a 2 minute rest. People come up with wild scenarios in which humans outrun cheetahs, humans fight gorillas and win, humans bite great white sharks to death. :), Hello, idk! Interested in sharing Wonderopolis® every day? We don't, but you can submit a wonder through the website! I didn't like this video because the video doesn't show anything that gives it proof. You guys are AMAZING and we're super proud of you for finding even MORE ways to WONDER together! WOW HOW LOVELY IT IS TO MAKE A VIEW ON CHEETAH HUNTS. It might not seem like it to many of us, but the human body was built to run. Don’t miss our special deals, gifts and promotions. :), Thanks for sharing what you learned, Adsur! P.S. Thank you for letting us know you liked it, and THANKS for telling us what you would like to see more of when you visit Wonderopolis! Be sure to nominate your Wonder in our What Are You Wondering? CHEETAHS ARE AMAZING. :-), Hello there, "Wonder!" Thanks for your patience. :-), It makes us so super happy to hear that you loved exploring today's Wonder, Arielle! As fast as cheetahs are, it is difficult for these big cats to outrun the threats their species faces. The name cheetah is a Hindu word meaning “painted” or “adorned.” Cheetahs have slender bodies, deep chests, and long thin legs. not unless the human can run over 100 miles an hour....does that mean a human can catch a cheetah (they have been clocked at 70 miles an hour for … In Africa, cheetahs have lost 76% of their habitats. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.6, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1. Cheetahs tails can make them run faster and turn quickly by acting like the rudder of a ship. I know that Usain Bolt also set the 200 Meter dash. Although Cheetah is so fast sprinting like a racing car, it cannot maintain these speeds for long. 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