9 Fastest Animals in the World

9 Fastest Animals in the World

1. Peregrine Falcon: The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world when diving to catch prey. It can reach speeds of over 240 miles per hour (386 kilometers per hour) during its hunting stoop.

1. Mexican Free-tailed Bat: This bat holds the record for the fastest horizontal flight speed of any animal, reaching speeds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour).

1. Springbok: The springbok, a type of antelope found in southern Africa, can reach speeds of up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in short bursts to escape predators.

1. Sailfish: The sailfish is the fastest swimmer in the ocean, capable of reaching speeds of up to 68 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour) in short bursts.

1. Cheetah: The cheetah is the fastest land animal, capable of reaching speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour) in short sprints.

1. Pronghorn Antelope: The pronghorn antelope is the second-fastest land animal, reaching speeds of up to 55 miles per hour (88 kilometers per hour) in sustained runs over long distances.

1. Blue Wildebeest: The blue wildebeest, also known as the common wildebeest, can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour) during migration.

1. Black Marlin: The black marlin is one of the fastest fish in the ocean, capable of swimming at speeds of up to 82 miles per hour (132 kilometers per hour).

1. Quarter Horse: The Quarter Horse is a breed known for its speed over short distances. It can reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour (88 kilometers per hour) in sprints.