Cougars can reach speeds of up to 50 mph over short distances, but they cannot keep up such speeds for long. For longer travel, they average a speed of about 10 mph.

Greyhounds can run up to 45 miles per hour for very short periods. They are the fastest dogs in existence and are commonly used for racing and for coursing small game, such as hares.

Wolves can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour in short bursts. A wolf's trotting speed is around 5 miles per hour. As wide-ranging animals, wolves can cover as much as 30 miles of ground in a day when hunting.


The fastest a bobcat can run at short distances is 30 mph. Apart from its speed, this nocturnal feline also uses stealth as a means to take on a wide variety of animals as prey, including larger ones such as an adult dee...

According to the Mountain Lion Foundation, mountain lions, also known as cougars and panthers, can sprint at speeds up to 50 mph. Over longer distances, they are able to maintain a pace of 10 mph.

A study published in 2013 established an individual top cheetah speed of 59 mph. The fastest cheetah, appropriately named Ferrari, ran on a flat track-like surface through vegetation.

The jaguar can run at speeds of between 50 and 65 miles per hour. Although this animal can reach incredible speeds, it cannot maintain them for long.