Average speed: 45 mph
The Cape Hunting Dog, also known as the African Wild Dog, is a type of wild canine found only in Africa. It is one of the most endangered carnivores there, with only 3,000 remaining. The wild dog is about 30 inches high in the shoulder and weighs around 70 lbs and can run as fast as 45 mph. The Cape hunting dog earns the distinction of world's fastest dog. The Cape Hunting Dogs use their cunning abilities and speed, along with hunting in packs to focus on smaller hoofed animals such as the impala. Sometimes, these packs will bring down wildebeests and zebras. Two dogs each hold the prey's tail and lip, while the rest attack the body as it goes down.