Zebras run at speeds of up to 35 to 40 miles per hour with great stamina. Their speed is primarily used to escape from predators such as lions and hyenas.
Zebras are social animals, spending their time in groups ranging from small harems to large herds. When an animal is attacked, other members of the group often circle the wounded in an effort to drive off the predator. It is thought that an abundance of the striped herbivores close together make it difficult for predators to single out a lone animal within a large herd. The stripes also work to their advantage by distorting a predator's sense of distance at dawn and dusk.Learn More
Unable to run or walk, the Australian kangaroo hops and jumps from 15 to 20 feet at a time at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. The kangaroo's thick muscular tail helps keep the marsupial animal balanced when airborne.Full Answer >
Foxes are able to run between 30 and 40 miles per hour at their fastest depending on the breed. For example, the common red fox has a top running speed of approximately 48 kilometers per hour, which is around 30 miles per hour. Another example is the gray fox that runs at around 42 miles per hour at its fastest speed.Full Answer >
Moose have been clocked running at speeds of 35 miles per hour. Moose are the largest species in the deer family, with a full-grown moose standing an average of 6 feet tall at the shoulders and weighing as much as 1,800 pounds.Full Answer >
Of all the antelopes, the pronghorn is credited as being the swiftest, with a top speed of 55 miles per hour at a sprint. It can sustain a top speed of 30 miles per hour over longer distances.Full Answer >