Top 8 Fastest Animals In The World

By Tena Burdge March 20, 2024, 09:23 AM

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1. Peregrine Falcon

The fastest animal on the planet, reaching speeds of up to 240 miles per hour (386 kilometers per hour) when diving to catch prey.

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2. White-Throated Needletail Swift

This bird can reach speeds of up to 105 miles per hour (169 kilometers per hour) in level flight.

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3. Frigate Bird

Known for its incredible speed and agility, the frigate bird can reach speeds of up to 95 miles per hour (153 kilometers per hour).

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4. Spur-Winged Goose

With its powerful wings, the spur-winged goose can fly at speeds of up to 88 miles per hour (142 kilometers per hour).

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5. Sailfish

The fastest fish in the ocean, capable of swimming at speeds of up to 68 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour).

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6. Cheetah

The fastest land animal, reaching speeds of up to 60-70 miles per hour (97-113 kilometers per hour) in short bursts.

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7. Pronghorn Antelope

Native to North America, the pronghorn antelope can sprint at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour (88 kilometers per hour).

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8. Blue Wildebeest

Also known as the gnu, the blue wildebeest can run at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour).

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