Which is faster a charging rhinoceros or a moped? (Video)

If someone starts a game of Jumanji or you find yourself in Jurassic Park behind a charging rhino on a moped, you will possibly survive, if you can maintain your top speed long enough. On a moped, your top speed is about the same as a charging rhinocerous, but rhinos are not long distance runners.

Rhinos are fast! They can run up to 30 – 40 miles per hour, which may not sound like much, but if one is running straight towards you it feels like a NASCAR race car is coming your way…

The white rhino is the largest rhino (and the largest land mammal after the elephant) – they can weigh up to 6,000 pounds. The Sumatran rhino is the smallest rhino, weighing in at a mere 1,300 – 2,000 pounds.

Rhinos have poor eyesight, but very well-developed senses of smell and hearing. (And they will charge at you when startled – the best way to escape is by climbing a tree, if one is handy!)


So how fast is a moped?

The moped is legally defined as a two- or three-wheeled vehicle with engine displacement of no more than 50 cc (3.1 cu in) and maximum speed of no more than 50 km/h (31 mph). 


If you have a jeep you’ll be okay, but rhino can run farther and can be much more persistent than you might think!

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