Slow-Mo Footage Reveals That Greyhounds Run Just Like Cheetahs!

The Greyhound is the fastest dog on earth, able to run more than 40 mph. But what makes a Greyhound so fast? And how does it compare to the fastest land animal, the cheetah? (Sorry, dog people, but cats do take the speed crown.)

In this incredible video, BBC Earth Unplugged takes super slow motion video of two Greyhounds as they sprint. The Greyhound’s stride is not that different from the cheetah’s. They both employ a rotary gallop, a type of running technique where the paws strike the ground in a circular pattern. So then what makes the cheetah so fast? Watch to find out …

H/t BBC Earth Unplugged

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