The Cheetah is the fastest mammal and also the fastest animal on land. It is able to run 109.4 to 120.7 kilometres per hour or 68 to 75 miles per hour. Faster than most cars the cheetah can accelerate 0-60 MPH in just under 3 seconds and can run up to 500 metres in powerful bursts. It uses this speed to hunt antelope, and every single aspect of its physicality serves to optimize speed. Although excellent at hunting, the cheetah, is ill-equipped to protect itself against larger animals so is vulnerable to harm. Its speed is often used to get it out of life-threatening situations.
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