Ostriches can run at speeds of up to 70 km/h (44 mph).

Ostriches can run at speeds of up to 70 km/h (44 mph).

#10 THE OSTRICH

#10 THE OSTRICH

The top speed of a jackrabbit is 45 miles per hour (72 kilometres per hour).

The top speed of a jackrabbit is 45 miles per hour (72 kilometres per hour).

#9 THE JACKRABBIT

#9 THE JACKRABBIT

Greyhounds are recorded to run at 46 miles per hour (74 kilometres per hour) thanks to their long, thin bodies and flexible spines.

Greyhounds are recorded to run at 46 miles per hour (74 kilometres per hour) thanks to their long, thin bodies and flexible spines.

#8 THE GREYHOUND

#8 THE GREYHOUND

Brown Hares have reached up to 75 km/h, although only 20 metres.

Brown Hares have reached up to 75 km/h, although only 20 metres.

#7 THE BROWN HARE

#7 THE BROWN HARE

Blackbuck can run up to 50 mph (80 km/h), but it can only sustain that speed for about a mile.

Blackbuck can run up to 50 mph (80 km/h), but it can only sustain that speed for about a mile.

#6 BLACKBUCK ANTELOPE

#6 BLACKBUCK ANTELOPE

They can sprint up to 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour) in short bursts before becoming weary. Lions prefer to get as near their prey as possible before attacking!

They can sprint up to 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour) in short bursts before becoming weary. Lions prefer to get as near their prey as possible before attacking!

#5 THE LION

#5 THE LION

The wildebeest uses its speed to flee predators, particularly lions, and can quickly run at a rate of fifty miles per hour, which, unfortunately for the wildebeest, is precisely the same speed as a lion.

The wildebeest uses its speed to flee predators, particularly lions, and can quickly run at a rate of fifty miles per hour, which, unfortunately for the wildebeest, is precisely the same speed as a lion.

#4 WILDEBEEST

#4 WILDEBEEST

Pronghorns can reach high speeds of 55 miles per hour (88 km/h), but they cannot sustain these speeds for more than half a mile.

Pronghorns can reach high speeds of 55 miles per hour (88 km/h), but they cannot sustain these speeds for more than half a mile.

#3 THE PRONGHORN

#3 THE PRONGHORN

Springbok can run up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometres per hour), which is helpful because they need that speed to avoid lions, who eat them.

Springbok can run up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometres per hour), which is helpful because they need that speed to avoid lions, who eat them.

#2 THE SPRINGBOK

#2 THE SPRINGBOK

The cheetah is ranked the fastest land animal, reaching up to 75 miles per hour (120 kilometres per hour)

The cheetah is ranked the fastest land animal, reaching up to 75 miles per hour (120 kilometres per hour)