2. Blue Wildebeest

The Blue Wildebeest, Springbok and Thompson’s gazelle, members of the antelope family, can all run at about 50 mph, the exact speed of its greatest predators, the lion, and hyenas. However, the Blue Wildebeest can cut quicker and run longer than their hunters. Several populations of blue wildebeest take part in a long-distance migration each year, which exposes them to killers lurking in the grass. The migrations are timed to coincide with the annual pattern of rainfall and grass growth.

wildebeest Fastest Animals

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