What is the fastest cat
You might be surprised.
They may be adorable and cuddly, but the domestic cat is a popular pet - and one that's actually capable of some pretty impressive speeds.
If you've ever wondered how fast your cat is capable of running, you're not alone.
But you may be surprised to hear that it's not as fast as you'd think.
In fact, it's not quite as fast as the other popular pet in town - the dog.
In a new study of the fastest animals in the world, experts have revealed the top speeds they've measured – and the domestic cat didn't make the top 10.
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Researchers have revealed the fastest animals in the world, and while the domestic cat didn't make the top 10, it was still the fastest of the house pets
The study, carried out by the US Geological Survey, compared various animals across the world and measured the top speed at which they can run.
The study revealed that the domestic cat was just one of several animals that can reach a speed of over 25mph.
They found that the domestic cat was just one of several animals that can reach a speed of over 25mph. Here are the top ten fastest animals in the world
The top ten fastest animals in the world were the domestic cat, greyhound, cheetah, grey wolf, tiger, domesticated pig, donkey, horse, rabbit, cow and elk.
The domestic cat came in at number 13 in the chart, but the study also revealed that it was the fastest of the house pets.
The domestic cat has been bred to have a long body and small limbs, which allows it to run faster.
The study also revealed that the domestic cat has a leg span of around seven feet, which allows it to reach speeds of around 34 miles per hour.
The domestic cat has been bred to have a long body and small limbs, which allows it to run faster. The domestic cat came in at number 13 in the chart, but the study also revealed that it was the fastest of the house pets
'The domestic cat is one of the fastest animals in the world,' said Dr Scott Baker from the US Geological Survey.
'They can reach speeds of more than 34 miles per hour.'
'It is also the fastest of all the house pets, which is quite remarkable.'
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In a new study of the fastest animals in the world, experts have revealed the top speeds they've measured – and the domestic cat didn't make the top ten.
Data was gathered from an online database that records the top speeds achieved by animals across the world.
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