If you could go for a run as any animal in the world . . . (Read 602 times)


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    http://www.speedofanimals.com/animals/elephant

     

    Nice. The Galapagos tortoise runs at 0.3 km/h, but it feels like 0.4 km.h!

     

    I guess it's beside the point here to point out that nothing really runs faster than humans over long enough distances, huh? So yeah, I'll take mountain goat. That looks like fun.

      Did anyone say Moose, yet?  Meese/mooses seem to be pretty good runners.

      I was going to but hadn't gotten around to it yet. They are truly amazing runners blasting through boreal forest. I have no idea how they get their antlers through. We had hiked / bushwhacked (with field gear while working) in that general area earlier.  We were taking a break on a bluff overlooking the area when we saw the moose run through.

       

      Definitely agree that mountain goats and sheep look more agile.

      "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog

        If there was a 10K or marathon though the jungle and I ran it as a monkey, would it be considered cheating to "do it" by swinging from the branches above ? As long as the canopy overhung the path of course ...


        sugnim

          I was going to but hadn't gotten around to it yet. They are truly amazing runners blasting through boreal forest. I have no idea how they get their antlers through. We had hiked / bushwhacked (with field gear while working) in that general area earlier.  We were taking a break on a bluff overlooking the area when we saw the moose run through.

           

          Definitely agree that mountain goats and sheep look more agile.

           

          Moose do look pretty funny when they run--almost as if their knees are going the wrong way or something.  But they can go pretty fast, and they are playful.  This past summer I was in Tetonia, ID & I went for a run down a forested dirt road.  About 5 miles into the run, I had to stop for 2 young moose that were playing together, running up and down the road, jumping around, and playing chase.  It was so cool to see them, but I was a little nervous since I didn't know where the mother might be.  Just in case, I took off my sunglasses & hid them under my shirt so that I didn't falsely appear to be staring them down.  After about 10 minutes, they trotted back into the trees and were gone.  It did seem that at least these young moose had a great time running.

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            Three-toed sloth.   Or maybe a squirrel...they can run everywere...sure on the ground, but up and down trees, along telephone wires, up and over rooftops...and it always looks so easy and natural...except when they're running underneath car tires, then they become not so good at running.

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              Three-toed sloth.   Or maybe a squirrel...they can run everywere...sure on the ground, but up and down trees, along telephone wires, up and over rooftops...and it always looks so easy and natural...except when they're running underneath car tires, then they become not so good at running.

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                  You don't want to run as a Stellars Jay?

                   

                  Well, turnover is really great, but it takes a while to go several yards.  Wink

                   

                  What's the "fastest turtle" in the world? - that's me. Squirrel sounded really good.

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                    Pronghorn Antelope. The distance/speed champ

                     

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                      +1 on the pronghorn, 55mph for hours at a time, WHEEEEE!!!!

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                        Probably a horse.  Yeah, that would be cool.

                        The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
                        Both wrong and right, our memories. 
                        The whispering before we sleep,
                        Just one more thing that you can't keep.

                        Our favorite place we used to go,
                        The warm embrace that no one knows.
                        The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
                        But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.


                        sugnim

                          Pronghorn Antelope. The distance/speed champ

                           

                           

                          Wow!  I did not know that about the pronghorn.  In springtime, I like to drive to the National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge & watch the baby pronghorn hop around and play.

                             

                            Wow!  I did not know that about the pronghorn.  In springtime, I like to drive to the National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge & watch the baby pronghorn hop around and play.

                             

                            And can humans outrun them to the point of exhaustion?

                            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                            Queen of 3rd Place

                              More convincing than the pronghorn chase:

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=826HMLoiE_o

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