Top 10 Fastest Big Cats In The World and Their Speed 2022

Fastest cats in the world

What’s the world’s fastest big cat by speed?.

Ranked by how fast each big cat can run, these are the top 10 big wild cats with the fastest speed.

There are 38 species of cats on the planet. Most, like the margay, are relatively small.

But some—the lion, tiger, leopard, snow leopard, clouded leopard, jaguar, lynx, and cheetah—are big.

These big cats are among the most beloved and recognizable animals on the planet.

Most big cats are members of the genus Panthera. Small and medium cats, including housecats, are member of Felis.

Cheetahs, which do not have retractable claws, are in their own genus, called Acinonyx. 

Lions are the only big cats that live in groups, called prides. And they are the most famous big cats in the world.

With that being said, below are the top 10 fastest wild cats and their maximum speed.

With a Maximum Speed of around 68 mph (109.4 km/h), Cheetahs are the fastest big cats on the planet followed by Jaguars and the Lions respectively.

World’s Fastest Wild Cats:

  1. Cheetah

Maximum Speed: 68 mph (109.4 km/h)

  1. Jaguar

Maximum Speed: 50 mph (80.5 km/h)

  1. Lion

Maximum Speed: 50 mph (80.5 km/h)

  1. Eurasian lynx

Maximum Speed: 50 mph (80.5 km/h)

  1. Tiger

Maximum Speed: 40 mph (64.4 km/h)

  1. Cougar

Maximum Speed: 40 mph (64.4 km/h)

  1. Snow Leopard

Maximum Speed: 40 mph (64.4 km/h)

  1. Sunda clouded leopard

Maximum Speed: 40 mph (64.4 km/h)

  1. Clouded leopard

Maximum Speed: 40 mph (64.4 km/h)

  1. Leopard

Maximum Speed: 36 mph (57.9 kmh)

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