• Cheetah running photo by Michael Moss. License: CC BY-ND 2.0.

    4 Events That Animals Would Win At The Olympics, Easily

    Remember when humans were breaking the four-minute mile or the 10 second 100-meter sprint? Impressive wasn’t it. But, those records would mean nothing if animals could compete in the Olympic Games. Today, we’re going to look at five fabulous creatures that would stroll to a gold medal after gold medal if they were taking part. Without even breaking a sweat. The sprint As most people will know, the cheetah is the fastest sprinting land animal on the planet. In fact, a cheetah clocked in at 5.8 seconds for the 100 meters, thrashing Usain Bolt’s human record by over four seconds. Plenty of other animals, including racehorses and greyhounds, can also…

  • Endangered,  Wildlife

    Cheetah Sitting on a Rock

    The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline living in most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. It is the fastest running animal on Earth with a top speed between 112 and 120 km/h. Unfortunately it is an endangered species. This cheetah was photographed in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in South Africa by James Temple.