You’re watching FreeSchool! Today we’re going to learn about the 10 fastest
runners in the animal kingdom. While these animals are no competition for the five fastest
animals on the planet – those records are held by birds – these ten creatures can still
run fast enough to earn a speeding ticket in many places. Number 10: the ostrich. The only bird to make this countdown, the
ostrich gets around by running instead of flying. The largest and heaviest living bird,
ostriches run from predators, but when threatened will defend themselves with kicks from their
powerful legs. Ostriches may run at speeds of 44 miles or
70 kilometers per hour. Number 9: the Jackrabbit. The jackrabbit is a type of wild hare found
in the western parts of North America. Its strong hind legs allow it to leap up to 20
feet or 6 meters in a single bound! The jackrabbit uses a combination of zig-zags and leaps to
outrun predators. At top speed, jackrabbits can reach 45 miles
or 72 kilometers per hour. Number 8: the greyhound. Greyhounds are the fastest of all dogs, and
because of this they have traditionally been used in hunting and in dog racing. They are
sighthounds, which means that they hunt by keeping their prey in sight instead of by
scent and smell, as dogs like bloodhounds do. Their long, lean bodies and flexible spines
allow greyhounds to run at up to 46 miles or 74 kilometers per hour. Number 7: the brown hare. The Brown hare, also called the cape hare
or desert hare is native to Africa, India, and Arabia. The hare’s well-developed legs
help it to leap and run very quickly. Brown Hares can reach speeds of 47 miles or
75 kilometers per hour, but they can only maintain these speeds for about 20 meters. Number 6: blackbuck antelope. Native to India, blackbuck got their name
because the bucks, or males, turn black with age. Young males and the females have light
brown coats, but the older they get, the blacker the bucks become. Blackbuck can reach speeds of 50 miles or
80 kilometers per hour, but they can sustain that speed for only about a mile at a time. Number 5: the lion. The second-largest cats in the world (behind
only the tiger in size), lions are also the second-fastest in their family. They can run at speeds of up to 50 miles or
80 kilometers per hour, but only in short bursts before they become exhausted. That
is why lions try to sneak close to their prey before they begin chasing them! Number 4: Wildebeest. Wildebeest are large hooved mammals native
to Africa. The wildebeest uses its speed to run from predators, especially lions – at
about 50 miles or 80 kilometers per hour – which, unfortunately for the wildebeest, is exactly
the same speed a lion can reach. Number 3: the Pronghorn. The fastest land animal in the western hemisphere,
the pronghorn antelope is built for speed with specially adapted cushions on their hooves
and large lungs to help them take in extra oxygen. Although they can run, they cannot
jump, and so when they run into a rancher’s fence, they have to crawl under it! Pronghorns can hit top speeds of 55 miles
or 88 kilometers per hour, although they cannot maintain these speeds for more than about
half a mile. Number 2: the Springbok. Springbok, a medium-sized species of gazelle
native to southwestern Africa, are extremely fast runners as well as incredible jumpers.
They are able to leap up to 13 feet or 4 meters through the air! Springbok can run up to 62 miles or 100 kilometers
per hour, which is good since they need that speed to evade lions, whose favorite food
they are. Number 1: The cheetah. Famously the fastest animal on land, the cheetah
can reach the incredible speed of 75 miles or 120 kilometers per hour, although it can
only maintain this speed for approximately 500 meters. With a lightweight body, small
head, and long legs, cheetahs are built for speed. As it runs, the cheetah’s spine recoils
like a spring, propelling its legs out and allowing it to cover up to 25 feet in a single
stride. The cheetah’s claws, which never fully retract, act like soccer cleats…providing
traction as the cheetah hurtles itself forward. Its speed is the cheetah’s claim to fame,
and it’s greatest advantage. In a habitat dominated by bigger predators, speed allows
the cheetah to escape confrontation, so that it can live to hunt another day. I hope you enjoyed learning about the fastest
runners on earth, and stay tuned for more creature countdowns from FreeSchool!

Top 10 Fastest Animals in the World: Fastest Runners in the Animal Kingdom – FreeSchool

100 thoughts on “Top 10 Fastest Animals in the World: Fastest Runners in the Animal Kingdom – FreeSchool

  • July 15, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    My favorite PET is a dog

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  • July 15, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Soooo cooooool but wheres gepard?!

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  • July 17, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    U forgot Godzilla

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  • July 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    I m the fastest in Universe at night

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  • July 18, 2019 at 6:14 am
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    100% cool

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  • July 18, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    why the background opera making it horror when cheetah arrived 😂

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  • July 18, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    So where is Hussain bolt 😉😉

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  • July 19, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    Super

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  • July 19, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    Super voice 😘😘😘

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  • July 19, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    Were is horse

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  • July 20, 2019 at 4:45 am
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    Where is tiger

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  • July 20, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Is horse not animal..??
    How about jaguar, puma, tiger.?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Where is horse

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  • July 20, 2019 at 7:36 am
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    What about,, Horse ?🤔🤔

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  • July 20, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Where counting place in house தமிழ் word குதிரை 🦓🦄🐴

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  • July 20, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    What about horses?

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  • July 21, 2019 at 1:00 am
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    Pronghorn run up to 60 mile per hour not 55. Pronghorn is the 2 fastest land animal in the world.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 8:53 am
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    Where is hours

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  • July 21, 2019 at 10:12 am
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    I think i m cheetah🤔! Who else think so 👍.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 12:05 pm
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    CHEETAH is the Most High Runner on the planet Earth.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 3:15 pm
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    Where is the horse ? Horse is also an fastest runner

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  • July 21, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    iam running 50kph

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  • July 21, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    Wat abt jaguar and leopard

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  • July 22, 2019 at 8:08 am
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    LIONS CAN'T RUN THAT FAST. IT'S A,LIE.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Hares can maintain their speeds for a long time.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 8:12 am
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    TIGERS WERE NOT MENTIONED. YET TIGERS HAVE BEEN TIMED FASTER THAN LIONS. RACE HORSES ARE,SUPER FASTER, WERE' NOT MENTIONED EITHER. THIS LIST IS NOT CREDIBLE

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  • July 22, 2019 at 9:45 am
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    usain bolt best

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  • July 22, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    You to rong information 1'chita 2, pring buck right

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  • July 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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    My speed 100 mile per hour when cheeta behind me started running

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  • July 23, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    Where is the horse

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  • July 23, 2019 at 4:45 am
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    Not faster than my bike 🙂

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  • July 24, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    Horse is the first fastest runner in the world

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  • July 24, 2019 at 7:37 pm
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    The fastest runner is those running away from paying debt

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  • July 25, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Tiger or leopard can run faster than lion

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  • July 25, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    Usain Bolt

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  • July 25, 2019 at 4:25 pm
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    Horse & Usain Bolt 😉

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  • July 25, 2019 at 9:05 pm
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    What about horse

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:37 am
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    Cheetah my favourite

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  • July 26, 2019 at 11:42 am
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    Wild dog african painted dogs
    Where?????

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  • July 26, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Favorite animal cheetah
    My name's meaning cheetah

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  • July 26, 2019 at 6:05 pm
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    And about kangaroo?

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  • July 26, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    1:42
    Meanwhile me :

    Go Dogie! Go Dogie!
    😅😆

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  • July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    You forgot about Black panther 😂

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  • July 28, 2019 at 6:17 am
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    This video made me remmember that a dog on my street start chasing me and i ran fast like a fast coward I ran in zigzag and i made it almost thx to lord

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  • July 28, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    I shot a ribbit with a sling shot!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 8:35 am
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    That slow motion cheetah run was amazing! The distance it covered from when the back legs pushed off the ground until they touched again was amazing. WOW🤯

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:04 am
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    Cheetah is fastest animal on the land

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  • July 28, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    Who is the real king of animal kingdom
    Tiger
    Or
    Lion
    Can you make a video on this
    Comment in what you guys thinking

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  • July 28, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    Seriously…..
    Where is jaguar?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Wat abt horse..

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  • July 29, 2019 at 5:55 am
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    I wish this video would've shown the cheetah at full speed instead of in SLOW motion 😒🙁

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  • July 29, 2019 at 7:22 am
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    6:25 What's that strange fluffy black creature that seems to be out-pacing the cheetah?

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  • July 29, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    lions 60 km in hour

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  • July 30, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    The voice of the reader was so clear and sweet, I like it.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    Where are Horses? top speed is 88 km/h

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    WTF a Rabbit and a dog run the same speed.

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  • August 1, 2019 at 2:45 am
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    I thought a hawk or a bird or an eagle idk a type of bird was the fastest animal in the world

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  • August 1, 2019 at 4:37 am
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    You are forgotten horse,it is second place

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  • August 2, 2019 at 7:58 am
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    World faster animal hunt world second fastest animal. 😮

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  • August 2, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    Where is the horse??

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  • August 3, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    Cheetah is good

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  • August 3, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    What with the song at the end of the video? It’s annoying.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Ummmmmm. If you are going to do a video about the fastest runners on earth, please show the fastest runners on earth. Half of these 10 were just the animals milling around. That's super annoying.

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  • August 5, 2019 at 1:44 pm
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    Where is horse

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  • August 5, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    Cheetaa

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  • August 5, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    This not crct🤣

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  • August 6, 2019 at 4:07 am
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    please add imran tahir of southafrican cricket team 😂😅

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  • August 7, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    So rather use Ostrich in the battle than horse😁😁😁

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    The fastest runner on the earth is my dad

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    where is the cat ??

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  • August 8, 2019 at 3:15 pm
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    Ive been on many prong horn hunts and they most certainly jump. Not at high speeds tho

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  • August 8, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    Cheetah fast and furious always loves his sprint.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    Where is tha horce

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  • August 9, 2019 at 10:42 am
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    Horse could also be in the list of top 10

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  • August 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    Kangaroo is faster than cheetah

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  • August 10, 2019 at 10:19 am
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    Leopard runs faster than lion

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  • August 10, 2019 at 5:13 pm
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    Where is tiger?

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  • August 10, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    God is so awesome to create all these animals, praise the KING!

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  • August 11, 2019 at 10:11 am
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    Where .horse

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  • August 11, 2019 at 12:06 pm
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    Omg where is ussain boult

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  • August 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    Saiga Antelope is faster than a cheetah

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  • August 12, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    Lion is my favorite Animal

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  • August 12, 2019 at 5:51 am
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    Forgot horse

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  • August 12, 2019 at 9:30 am
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    Where is horses

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  • August 12, 2019 at 12:11 pm
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    Why is mayweather jr. not here? =)

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  • August 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    we don't have Chester in Uganda we have leopards

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  • August 13, 2019 at 9:50 am
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    It’s called cheetah also in English !!😂😂

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  • August 13, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    Where is horse??

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  • August 13, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    I don't know, when they call last drinks at the bar I'm pretty damn quick 🍻👍

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:04 am
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    Where is horse instead of lion

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  • August 16, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    Horse

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  • August 16, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    wheres Usain Bolt?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 12:47 am
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    what about a race horse ?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    where are horses?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    I like cheetah so much

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  • August 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm
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    Pronghorns can accually run approximately 68 mph

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  • August 18, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    Thank you ☺️

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  • August 19, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    World's beautiful animal one and only cheetah

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  • August 20, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    You forgot the mustang horse and some Falcon

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  • August 20, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    A cheetah crash should be ugly…

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