Feb 28, 2024, 08:28 PM IST

10 fastest animals on Earth

Mahipal Chouhan

Peregrine Falcon: Known for its incredible speed in a dive, the peregrine falcon can reach speeds of up to 240 mph (386 km/h) when hunting, making it the fastest bird in the world.

Cheetah: The fastest land animal, capable of speeds up to 75 mph, thanks to its slender build and powerful leg muscles.

Sailfish: The fastest swimmer in the ocean, reaching speeds of 68 mph with its streamlined body and long, pointed bill.

Spur-winged Goose: The fastest-flying bird, capable of reaching 142 mph in level flight due to its powerful wings.

Mexican Free-tailed Bat: The fastest-flying bat, achieving speeds of up to 100 mph when in pursuit of prey.

Brown Hare: Europe's fastest land mammal, reaching speeds of up to 47 mph with strong hind limbs.

African Wild Dog: Agile and swift, it can reach speeds of 37 mph during hunts, using teamwork to chase down prey.

Blue Wildebeest: Among the fastest hoofed mammals, it can sprint at speeds of up to 50 mph during migrations.

Ostrich: The world's largest and fastest-running bird, it can reach speeds up to 45 mph, using long legs for rapid strides.