Which Animal Would Win The Race Of Serengeti Marathon?

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You will see huge numbers of animals at Serengeti National Park. You’ve seen the explosive speed of the cheetah. Cruising at a top speed of 70 miles per hour, it’s hard to visualize if any animal can outdo this graceful.

Big cats aren’t acknowledged for their stamina. Lions, leopards, cheetahs. And Serengeti is home to it.  Apart from it, there are also other herbivores and many other predators are visible throughout the Serengeti Safaris.

The speed of animals is just fabulous all through the park. There are animals that run for 80km per hour. If nature has a plan for the marathon for the Serengeti’s animals, the winners might be something like this.

African Wild Dog And Hyenas

African Wild Dog And Hyenas

The largest doggish in Africa isn’t the quickest animal out there. Instead, it trusts on perseverance hunting with a pack to expend its target. Their long legs and large lungs help them to run a bit fast. African wild dogs can chase gazelles, impalas, and for miles without exhausting.

Wildebeest And Calf Run Through Serengeti

Wildebeest And Calf Run Through Serengeti

The largest Great Migration participant – the wildebeest spends nearly its entire life running. In fact, a wildebeest calf learns to run just 10 minutes after being born. They have drifted in a constant 500-mile loop Through Tanzania for eras, becoming one of nature’s great strength runners.

Zebra Run From Water Hole In Serengeti

In the entire animal, kingdom Horses are some of the best long-distance runners. And in the horse family, zebras have a lower top speed but higher endurance. According to the World Animal Base.


Humans regularly beat many of the opposing horses, especially when temperatures are high because humans are more capable of ejecting heat.

More astonishingly, the humans who compete in Llanwrtyd Wells aren’t elite racers. Extend the race to a directive 26.2-mile course in the Serengeti temperature with world-class participants. And humans would outpace every animal but one.

Ostrich Are Strong Runners

Ostrich Are Strong Runners

The world’s biggest bird is also the best marathon runner on the planet. While the official world record marathon time for a human is just below 2 hours, 3 minutes, an ostrich could run a marathon in an estimated 45 minutes, according to Popular Mechanics.

They owe their tremendous speed to their springy tendons, according to a report in the Royal Society journal Interface. While ostriches and humans use nearly the same amount of mechanical work to run, ostriches use just half the energy thanks to the elastic energy stored in their tendons.

Cheetah is also the fastest animal throughout Serengeti but they have no endurance for long-running. They have the sudden power which they show in terms of hunting. Obviously, it is defined that which animals have how much capacity. But nature’s creation is for the reason of food chain and survival.

So are you interested in running in Tanzania yourself? It may not be a marathon, but you must enjoy running at the safari. So get ready for the marathon and contact us now @Lifetime safaris

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