Jun 17, 2024, 08:35 PM IST

8 animals with incredible speed

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The cheetah, known for its remarkable acceleration and agility, can reach speeds of up to 75 miles per hour in short bursts, making it the fastest land animal on Earth.


Sailfish, with their streamlined bodies and powerful tails, are the fastest marine creatures, capable of swimming at speeds of up to 68 miles per hour.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine falcons are renowned for their incredible hunting dives, reaching speeds of over 240 miles per hour. 

Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorns are capable of reaching speeds of up to 55 miles per hour over long distances, making them fast runners.

Black Marlin

Black marlins are known for their incredible bursts of speed, reaching speed of up to 82 miles per hour while hunting for prey in the ocean.

 Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's hummingbirds are tiny yet mighty, capable of flying at speeds of up to 61 miles per hour, making them the fastest birds relative to their size.

Quarter Horse

Quarter horses are renowned for their sprinting abilities, reaching speeds of up to 55 miles per hour over short distances, making them popular choices for horse racing.


Known for their long legs, Greyhound is the fastest dog breed which can run at a speed of 45 km/h.