New chat


How fast can an elephant run?

Consensus logo

Elephants can reach surprisingly high speeds, with Asian elephants (Elephas maximus L.) recorded moving at speeds of up to 6.8 meters per second, which is equivalent to about 25 kilometers per hour (Hutchinson et al., 2003). This finding indicates that while elephants might seem to have a walking gait even at these speeds, certain aspects of their locomotion conform to definitions of running (Hutchinson et al., 2003).

In conclusion, elephants are capable of reaching speeds up to 25 kilometers per hour, demonstrating a notable ability for rapid movement despite their large size.