Discover the Fastest Animals in Kansas

Pronghorn Antelope

The pronghorn is known for its incredible speed and is considered one of the fastest land animals in North America. They can reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.


Coyotes are adaptable predators found in Kansas. They are known for their agility and can reach speeds of up to 43 miles per hour (69 kilometers per hour) in short bursts.

White-Tailed Deer

White-tailed deer are common throughout Kansas and can run at speeds of up to 30 to 35 miles per hour (48 to 56 kilometers per hour) when necessary.

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

The Eastern cottontail is a common species of rabbit found in Kansas. They are fast runners and can reach speeds of up to 18 to 20 miles per hour.

American Badger

Although not known for their speed, American badgers can run quickly in short bursts when hunting or defending their territory. 

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