How long can Bears run at top speed?
Grizzly bears can reportedly reach up to 35 miles an hour, and this one looks like it was moving close to that speed. Usain Bolt, at top speed, reaches just over 27 miles per hour. The location of the grizzly bear's running is not clear from the video.
Polar bear: 25 mph
- When walking at a fast pace, the hind paw is often placed well in front of the forepaw track. Brown bears can run very fast over a short distance and have been clocked at 35 to 40 mph (56 to 64 kph).
- Of the venomous snakes of the world, only the King Cobra is longer. The Black Mamba is also the fastest land snake in the world, able to reach speeds in excess of 12 miles per hour (20kph). However it uses this speed to escape danger, rather than catch prey.
- 30 miles per hour
Do Not Run. You can't outrun a bear so don't even try. Despite rumours to the contrary, black and grizzly bears can outrun a human on ANY terrain, uphill or down. People will tell you that you should run downhill when chased by a grizzly.
- As a rule, brown bears seldom attack humans on sight, and usually avoid people. They are, however, unpredictable in temperament, and will attack if they are surprised or feel threatened. Sows with cubs account for the majority of injuries and fatalities in North America.
- The cheetah is by far the fastest land animal living on Earth. Scientists estimate that cheetahs can reach speeds between 70-75 miles per hour. Of course, they can't sustain that high speed over long distances, but they can go that fast in short bursts that can cover up to 1,600 feet or more.
- Bears do love honey and are attracted to beehives. But unlike in Winnie the Pooh, the bears eat more than just honey. They will also consume the bees and larvae inside the beehive, which are a good source of protein. Both brown and black bears will raid beehives.
Updated: 17th October 2019