This cute little animal may not seem as imposing as the others on the list but make no mistake; it can certainly handle its own in a race. Their relatively long back-legs help propel these little hares to speeds of 77 kilometers per hour (approx. 48 miles per hour). This impressive skill is used to outrun its main predator, the equally fast fox. Hares have a range of acute senses which help detect danger before it's too late. Don't let their diminutive stature fool you. Brown hares would certainly fancy themselves in a footrace with anyone.
All animals on the list boast impressive feats of speed and are all masterpieces of evolution. So which one would you want on your sports day team?
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