Here's the full explanation of this animal's incredible speed. We're glad you liked this Wonder, too! We look forward to WONDERing with you again soon! i just love cats.. i read them all! Thanks so much for posting. if a human race an cheetah will the cheetah eat the human because a cheetah eats meat and we are meat. You can learn all about camouflage here: #342 Do Animals Play Hide and Seek? I got first place at a track meet at 9.56 seconds for the 100-meter dash. Few would likely say humans. We WONDER if the human would be able to keep up at all with the cheetah, or if the cheetah would blow past the human in no time! :-), It makes us so super happy to hear that you loved exploring today's Wonder, Arielle! I love cheetahs!!!! 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. These allow them to breathe in more oxygen when running. A cheetah can only maintain top speed for a few seconds, and then it requires a long session of rest. At some point, every bullet will eventually hit the ground and come to a stop. Bears as well. He set the world record in the 100-meter dash in 2009 with a blistering time of only 9.58 seconds. No! Humans can’t outrun Cheetahs over a short distance, but they can outrun them over a long distance. I wish we could out run them. When Cheetah is on full speed, half of the time it is on air with all four feet off the ground. The CHEETAH robot will reportedly have four legs, a flexible spine, an articulated head/neck, and perhaps a tail. If you have, you've probably had a more interesting race than you anticipated! :-), We loved learning about cheetahs today too, Jack and Wonder Lead Jon! Thanks for being a friend of Wonderopolis, too! Humans are the fastest land animal due to our stamina. Today's Wonder of the Day went by really fast, didn't it? I wonder if any human will become as fast as a cheetah! We can not out run a cheetah This animal could outpace Bolt at about three times his top speed. Written by. By Benjamin Elisha Sawe on February 14 2020 in Environment. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal. :-), We like that guess, Ahmed! A cheetah weighs between 75 and 125 pounds and has a slender body built for speed. When I want to go fast I give myself CHEETAH POWER! the Wonder of the Day® via email or SMS. Jaymi Heimbuch. Way to go, guys! We sent you SMS, for complete subscription please reply. Check out this Wonder to you learn more about an animal that is black, white and certainly smelly! thank you i hope i enjoy both wonders!! Explore. Do you guys love animals too? :). Good Morning Wonderopolis! We hope you had as much fun learning interesting facts about the fastest land animal as we did! :). We have not tried to outrun a cheetah. Only he had a head start so not quite fair :) By: Peter Larson. It would be dangerous for a cheetah to race a human and undoubtedly the cheetah would win! SCIENCE — Life Science. GREAT JOB! Over the course of an hour, the cheetah will go very short distances. Cheetahs are SUPER fast! :) Thank you for having a Wonder all about Cheetahs! You have answered 0 of 3 questions correctly and your score is: Subscribe to Wonderopolis and receive We're glad you're here WONDERing with us! WOW HOW LOVELY IT IS TO MAKE A VIEW ON CHEETAH HUNTS. i wish there were more cat or big cat or any cat wonders! Great wonder! So compare this to a cheetah who may maintain top speed for 12 seconds with a twenty minute rest. That is very fast!! Adi N 35/M/London ;). The wonder was good it was just that the video was very boring do you have any video requests for me? :), Great question, Emma! Cheetas are so fascinating! Can a Human Outrun a Cheetah? The fastest human is Usain Bolt, whose speed is about 44 km per hour. 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. #1108 Are Ligers Real? We had SO MUCH FUN watching the cheetahs in the video run..we wish we could run that fast! Over short distances, we can’t outrun many animals. In the past, Cheetahs were found across the world. The short answer is yes. would be a great Wonder for you to check out! http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/cheetah/, http://willtoperform.blogspot.com/2009/11/usain-bolt-vs-cheetah.html, (plural) one of the two openings of the nose, (plural) move suddenly, energetically, or violently. When leopards or cheetah make a kill they have to either eat fast or in the case of the leopard get it up into a tree or they will lose it. Humans can’t outrun Cheetahs over a short distance, but they can outrun them over a long distance. The top speed of a top athlete, who has trained specifically to be fast over many years, is about 40 km/h, and they can only keep it up for about 10 seconds. The video shows the cheetah in his natural habitat! We appreciate your comment and we sure do hope you keep exploring all the Wonders we have to offer! Thanks for letting us know! For real. Humans can’t outrun Cheetahs over a short distance, but they can outrun them over a long distance. :), We're really glad you liked the video for this Wonder of the Day® about how fast cheetahs can run, William! But what would happen in a long distance race? How Often Do Incidents With Cheetahs Occur? I just love learning about it, especially since I'm on my school's track team and I do cheer and gymnastics! It's so much fun to think of the different places animals live, how they spend their time and what they do every day! So compare this to a cheetah who may maintain top speed for 12 seconds with a twenty minute rest. Thanks for the link! Hi wonderopolis can a cheetah outrun a human? I like the part when the hunter kills the crocodile. How does the tail help it steer sharp turns? 2014–2020 © National Center for Families Learning, http://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/can-a-human-outrun-a-cheetah, © National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), Hey thanks for showing the animals it adorble and fun to learn about, no of course not why is that even a question unless its a fast robot. In Africa, cheetahs have lost 76% of their habitats. :) :-), You're absolutely right, Caelah! Most animals with four legs can easily beat humans with their two legs! So how much faster are cheetahs compared to humans? :), Hi there, Ashleigh, what a great question! :-), We think your comment ROCKS, Charlie! Keep WONDERing! Thanks for giving me a lot of information about cheetahs. We hope you have a SUPER weekend, filled with WONDERing! Thanks for letting us know about the stars. We think they are AMAZING, too! Usain Bolt, who broke the world record to be the fastest human in the world, ran 330 feet (100 meters) in 9.58 seconds in 2012. Regardless of your speed and finesse, no human can dodge a bullet at close range. Other features that make cheetahs achieve incredible speeds include flattened ribs cages, small head, and lean legs that minimizes air resistance. Now they are less than 7,000. P.S. They have Cross Country, Track, Winter Running Club, etc. The part I found the most interesting was that cheetahs can run more than 70 miles per hour. 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 … Dear Wonderopolis, I never new cheetahs were this fast!! Bye!!!!!!! Usain Bolt is the fastest human being in history. We Wonder where your pet cheetah lives?? This wonder was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even with some conservation efforts in place there is a low number of Cheetahs that remain in the wild today. Why Can’t Humans Run As Fast As Cheetahs? Shane Currently, the world’s fastest human being is Jamaican Usain Bolt. . Sarah reached a top speed of 61 mph, which translates to 5.95 seconds in 328 feet (100 meters). The spots are part of the camouflage for cheetahs! If you haven't I think you should try to because that is a cool wonder to wonder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1) Cheetah, 93 km per hour A cheetah can only maintain top speed for a few seconds, and then it requires a long session of rest. Great job!! Here are some things I learned from today's Wonder. The fastest world record of a cheetah was attained by a female Cheetah named Sarah aged 11 years living in Cincinnati Zoo in 2012. #cheetahs are beast. The cheetah is skilled at running down fast prey and can reach a top speed of 113kph (70mph). :-), We think it's GREAT that today's Wonder is one of your favorites, Ally! However, just walking together for the fun of it is good exercise, too. I love cheetahs and think they are sooo cute! In the grasslands, there are tall grasses. Wild cheetah do not interact with humans, generally. I also got a 6 minute 29 second mile in track too. Happy WONDERing! The cheetah can outrun even the fastest animals, such as gazelles and hares. Thanks for sharing your WONDERful comment with us today...we appreciate you! Interested in sharing Wonderopolis® every day? The skeleton operates like a spring that stores and releases energy. We're so glad you're reading as much as you can about cheetahs-- your book must be SUPER! Megan Taylor Morrison. YOU ROCK! Cheetahs also have a flexible hip with free moving shoulder blade. After a few weeks, time yourself again and see how much you have improved! If they're up for a race, go for it! A greyhound can outrun a horse in a sprint because it accelerates so quickly. :( my question was what eye couler do you get if you have red hair? They are now found in 6% of their previous habitat range in East Africa. 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. Have a WONDERful day! Most animals can outrun humans in a sprint. Well, nearly any animal that is. TWODR! It is common knowledge that the cheetah is the fastest land animal on Earth. Mar 25, 2015 - Can a Human Outrun a Cheetah? :-), Hi, Tyler! It can only run for around 20 to 60 seconds over a maximum distance of 1,640ft (500m). Can you outrun a bullet? If you like learning about speed and physics, Wonder 2011: How Does the Basilisk Lizard Run Run On Water? Thank you for telling us about them and for leaving us another super creative, clever comment! Think you're faster than a cheetah? 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. 70 mph, But Can’t Outrun Extinction. While greyhounds are fast, they don't accelerate quite as quickly or reach as high a top speed as the cheetah . you never did answer my one question on what dertermins your eye couler? First, time yourself running a particular distance. We didn't know that the fastest person on earth can go 23 miles per hour. It would be fun. Limited genetic diversity. :). What special adaptations make cheetahs so fast? That’s three times faster than the top running speed for a human which is about 36kph (22mph)! We don't know what that means, Rainbow Unicorn, but we will take it as a compliment! :-), Thanks for sharing about all the cool running opportunities students at your school have, Paige! Thanks for sharing your comment about the super speedy cheetah! That equates to a speed of just over 23 miles per hour. Wild cheetahs are territorial and highly protective of their young. I like it because it is awesome. It's GREAT when we're learning and having fun at the same time! Scientists estimate that cheetahs can reach speeds between 70-75 miles per hour. This is because cheetahs, unlike true “big cats” like … You don’t have to be the quickest to grow fast. Want to add a little wonder to your website? It sounds like you love running, sweetcookie101! r/videos: The best place for video content of all kinds. We have a cool page on the San Diego Zoo's website that has more detailed information about cheetahs and what they eat. The cheetah, of course! We are glad you added to our Wonder-- there's so much information, we wouldn't want to leave anything out! We're glad you had fun exploring this Wonder! Today, there are approximately 10,000 cheetahs left in the wild. Can a human outrun a crocodile? Running at speed puts the cheetah’s body under strain. It's difficult to say what color eyes you'll have if you have red hair - you could have brown, blue or green! I hope to be a physicist one day. We're so happy that you enjoyed our food chain Wonder- it's awesome to learn something new! You guys are AMAZING and we're super proud of you for finding even MORE ways to WONDER together! We think it'd probably depend on how hungry the cheetah was. Very fast! However, their populations have plummeted, and they are now found sparsely in different parts of Africa. :), That's a great question, Gracie! We think that is a GREAT thing to WONDER about! The fact that the Cheetah can be tamed is a concern for their well being as well. Extend the race to a regulation 26.2-mile course in the Serengeti heat with world-class athletes, and humans would outrun every animal but one. Cheetahs can reach those speeds very quickly, too. By. If you have a specific question about cats, you can add it to our Wonder Bank! Ain’t gonna do much to counter a vengeful cheetah one hundred yards away though. :-), You are one AMAZING Wonder guesser, Rahul! Why are cheetahs so fast? We would love to see one run in person someday (safely protected behind some steel bars, though). I never knew a cheetah could run that fast. This helps them circulate oxygen throughout their bodies more efficiently. It sounds like exercising is super important for you and your classmates...that's AWESOME! Today’s Wonder of the Day is … Cheetas are faster than Bolt the dog. The cheetah has a … As they’re running, cheetahs use their tails to help maintain their balance and steer when sharp turns are necessary! :), You're in luck, Wonder Friend Abanoub! We thought it was interesting to learn that the fastest human can't even come close to being as fast as a cheetah! I like, Who's at the top of the food chain? Thanks for WONDERing with us, Abbie! It really depends on the genes for eye color that you receive from your parents! Thanks for visiting today's Wonder and letting us know what you think about cheetahs! Those coats can be sold for a very good sum of money on the black market. 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 had an AMAZING time making and flying our own planes. I love Cheetahs!!! Not in sprints over short distances, but over long distances, such as in marathons. Thank you for sharing. Yes, a cheetah can outrun any bullet. They can outrun any animal. Thanks for visiting WONDERopolis. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dear Wonderopolis, Can you please change the video? 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