Humans VS Nature: The Competition In Speed

What is the average person walking speed? Actually, humans aren’t that fast. They walk at a humble average speed of 3 mph. But they’re already faster than a lot of other land-inhabiting creatures. For example, insects and other bugs are fast only for their tiny sizes.

Other animals with more comparable sizes to humans, like sloths, koalas, and giant tortoises, are also left far behind. Sloths live in places where it’s too risky to move fast because predators will see them. So, they move at a sluggish 0.15 mph. And giant tortoises clock out at a max of 0.3 mph. But these animals are among the slowest on our planet.

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