:-). We can not out run a cheetah We don't, but you can submit a wonder through the website! Cheetahs also have long tails that serve as rudders to stabilize and steer the animal. YOU ROCK! Hi Wonderopolis, Humans can not out run cheetahs. Also, we did our paper airplane challenge yesterday and Austin was our champion. Jack wanted to say that he loved watching and learning about the Cheetah! Now that’s fast! We’re the fastest most durable animal when it comes to running for miles. #ego #humility #creator #spirituality #life. This is Grace and I have a question, who found rice first, Mexicans, Chinese or Japanese? Cheetahs have a skill that no other big cat has, find out what that is in our Animal A-Z section. So compare this to a cheetah who may maintain top speed for 12 seconds with a twenty minute rest. Most animals can outrun humans in a sprint. Ostrich. Today, there are approximately 10,000 cheetahs left in the wild. Thank you for leaving us a comment to let us know that! By: reno. 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. We would love to see one run in person someday (safely protected behind some steel bars, though). We think you are AWESOME! The video shows the cheetah in his natural habitat! Ain’t gonna do much to counter a vengeful cheetah one hundred yards away though. Most animals with four legs can easily beat humans with their two legs! Check out this Wonder to you learn more about an animal that is black, white and certainly smelly! In only two seconds, it reaches a speed of 47 mph. :-), Thanks for sharing about all the cool running opportunities students at your school have, Paige! :-), Hi, Aparajita! would be a great Wonder for you to check out! The list of animals that can outsprint us is embarrassing. I also got a 6 minute 29 second mile in track too. 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. At some point, every bullet will eventually hit the ground and come to a stop. So compare this to a cheetah who may maintain top speed for 12 seconds with a twenty minute rest. If you haven't I think you should try to because that is a cool wonder to wonder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can They Interact Safely With Humans? :), Thanks for sharing what you learned, Adsur! The fastest human is Usain Bolt, whose speed is about 44 km per hour. We thought it was interesting to learn that the fastest human can't even come close to being as fast as a cheetah! Thanks for the link! Lynx. :). Not in sprints over short distances, but over long distances, such as in marathons. Play chase and see if you can beat them in a race. you never did answer my one question on what dertermins your eye couler? :), Great question, Emma! Keep WONDERing! Animals. When Cheetah is on full speed, half of the time it is on air with all four feet off the ground. Achieving top speeds of approximately 70 mph or 112 kmph, these magnificent creatures can outrun Usain Bolt any day. Mammals. Very fast! Or maybe about a famous shipwreck? :-) P.S. We think you will really enjoy exploring it! When it comes to fast acceleration, nothing on two or four legs can beat a cheetah. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world, yet humans can outrun them in distance. :-), Hello there, "Wonder!" I meant to give you 4 stars, but my finger was too wobbly so I pressed 3 instead. That’s right, when it comes to endurance, we can outrun wolves, cheetahs, and even horses. :). Thank you so much for sharing your comment and your love of cheetahs with everyone in Wonderopolis today! It really depends on the genes for eye color that you receive from your parents! At the Summer Olympics, you’ll see lots of fast human beings racing each other. :-), We think cheetahs are AMAZING, too, Chelsea! In fact, a fawn can outrun a human in just a matter of days after being born. You don’t have to be the quickest to grow fast. We had an AMAZING time making and flying our own planes. Thanks for sharing your comment about the super speedy cheetah! Check out the "A quick meal" section: http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-cheetah.html. Thanks for letting us know about the stars. The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. Do you have a video about the fastest animal on the planet? 1) Cheetah, 93 km per hour I just love learning about it, especially since I'm on my school's track team and I do cheer and gymnastics! How does the tail help it steer sharp turns? Were you working on a specific project when you were researching this information? In one single stride, the Cheetah can cover up to 25 feet. I love Cheetahs!!! Interested in sharing Wonderopolis® every day? Humans can’t outrun Cheetahs over a short distance, but they can outrun them over a long distance. #766-- When Will Pigs Fly? This means that cheetahs can’t fully retract their claws like most other cats can. I love cheetahs!!!! Your Wonder Friend, That is very fast!! We're glad you liked this Wonder, too! Hi there! Can you please change the video? We're glad you're here WONDERing with us! We never thought about the fact that the fastest human has the last name, "Bolt." Hi, I loved today's wonder. Most animals can outrun humans in a sprint. Cheetahs can live an average of 8-12 years in captivity, which means they are not in the wild. 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. People come up with wild scenarios in which humans outrun cheetahs, humans fight gorillas and win, humans bite great white sharks to death. A cheetah can only maintain top speed for a few seconds, and then it requires a long session of rest. A human who can run at 6 miles per hour can do so for 10 minutes or more with a 2 minute rest. Thanks for letting us know, Sara!! The fastest world record of a cheetah was attained by a female Cheetah named Sarah aged 11 years living in Cincinnati Zoo in 2012. It can only run for around 20 to 60 seconds over a maximum distance of 1,640ft (500m). The list of threats Africa’s cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) face just seems to go on and on.The famously fleet-footed felines have gone extinct in more than 20 countries and seen their population decline from 100,000 in 1900 to about 10,000 today. ;). Can anyone confirm these numbers? Thanks for being AWESOME! :), We're really glad you liked the video for this Wonder of the Day® about how fast cheetahs can run, William! It is a great topic to WONDER about! It might not seem like it to many of us, but the human body was built to run. :D. I think tomorrow's wonder of the day is something about talking about what to do in a shipwreck. As fast as cheetahs are, it is difficult for these big cats to outrun the threats their species faces. One of the greatest threats facing cheetahs today is their habitat loss. If you have a specific question about cats, you can add it to our Wonder Bank! It sounds like exercising is super important for you and your classmates...that's AWESOME! It would be dangerous for a cheetah to race a human and undoubtedly the cheetah would win! Thanks for sharing your WONDERful comment with us today...we appreciate you! i just love cats.. i read them all! https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-skunks-stink/ :), We hope you have a Happy WONDERing Day too Olivia :), It's FUN to WONDER how fast humans could become in the future with all of the specialized training and advances in technology, isn't it, Abhi? In Africa, cheetahs have lost 76% of their habitats. :), They are AWESOME, Wonder Friend! :), You're in luck, Wonder Friend Abanoub! Way to go! What special adaptations make cheetahs so fast? We hope not! Dear Wonderopolis, section. They sound like a pair of AWESOME Wonder dogs! Great job!! Other adaptations include large lungs, wide nostrils, large arteries, and large heart that allow the have sufficient oxygen in the muscles. This is because cheetahs, unlike true “big cats” like … We think it'd probably depend on how hungry the cheetah was. To see some cheetahs from the comfort of your computer screen, check out. :), Thanks for sharing your comment, DJ! It would be fun. In fact, humans can outrun any animal in a marathon. :( my question was what eye couler do you get if you have red hair? That equates to a speed of just over 23 miles per hour. I thought that tigers are the largest cat in the cat family. The delightful coat of the Cheetah is another reason why poaching occurs. Not in sprints over short distances, but over long distances, such as in marathons. Today’s Wonder of the Day is … I love cheetahs but I think that a human can't outrun a cheetah because they can run like 68 – 75 mph. Jaymi Heimbuch. Look back at this WONDER to learn just how much faster cheetahs are than humans. The illegal wildlife trade. That cheetah was so fast, is was like lighting. Wild cheetah are not safe to interact with on foot in the wild unless you are an expert. :). :-), That's a REALLY awesome question, Tash! You have answered 0 of 3 questions correctly and your score is: Subscribe to Wonderopolis and receive :-), Hi, Tyler! The skeleton operates like a spring that stores and releases energy. Pronghorn could finish a … :-D. So cool, cheetahs rock. Yay! Here's a great place to start: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/cheetah/ :), Hey there, Maria! Great explanation, great article. But what would happen in a long distance race? Regardless of your speed and finesse, no human can dodge a bullet at close range. Can a human outrun a crocodile? They have super strong muscles and traction claws which can throw them upto 80 kms an hour in short bursts compared to about 25- 35 kmph for an avg. 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! You guys are AMAZING and we're super proud of you for finding even MORE ways to WONDER together! Humans are the fastest land animal due to our stamina. We had SO MUCH FUN watching the cheetahs in the video run..we wish we could run that fast! :), Hi, Michel! This is Why You Can't Outrun a Cheetah. :). Although Cheetah is so fast sprinting like a racing car, it cannot maintain these speeds for long. However, a horse can reach a top speed of 55 mph, so if the race is long enough, the horse will win. They are now found in 6% of their previous habitat range in East Africa. The great Olympian can reach a top speed of 27 mph, which is faster than a lot of animals. r/videos: The best place for video content of all kinds. in a way that produces desired results without wasting materials, time, or energy, a flat, movable piece usually of wood or metal that is attached to a ship, boat, airplane, etc., and is used in steering, of or relating to the practice of science, that is, the study of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. The short answer is yes. That's a super cool coincidence! You made me WONDER what cheetahs eat. And I think humans could not out run Cheetahs!!! We appreciate that you are sharing and WONDERing today! Thanks so much for visiting today 's Wonder of the Day marathon ( https: //www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-long-is-a-marathon/?. On air with all four feet off the ground you can find cheetahs throughout most of.! # humility # creator # spirituality # life in East Africa sounds like a WONDERful way to fast! 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