Is an Ostrich Faster Than a Cheetah?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 6:18:19 PM ET
ostrich-faster-cheetah
Peter Van Der Byl/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Over short distances, cheetahs are significantly faster than ostriches, which have a top speed of slightly more than 40 miles per hour. While ostriches are better distance runners, cheetahs have been clocked at 59 miles per hour.

Advertisement