Fastest Animals On Earth
Lists of the fastest animals on Earth are usually confined to land based animals. However, there are some fish and birds that top the list if you include all animals. In fact, the five fastest animals on Earth includes only birds. Therefore, we'll begin here by mentioning a couple birds and then include some terrestial and aquatic animals. And if you can't get enough of this list, make sure to check out more some animal videos!
- Peregrine Falcoln. The fastest animal on Earth is the Peregrine Falcoln. This bird can fly at speeds above 200 miles per hour when it's swooping down to catch its prey. The fastest bird in level flight is the Spine Tailed Swift, which flies at 171 miles per hour.
- Cheetah. When asked about the fastest animal on Earth, most people would say the cheetah. Cheetahs can reach average speeds of 70 miles per hour over a distance of 100 yards . They are sprinters that are known to poop out after short distances.
- Sail Fish. Sail fish can swim at speeds as fast as 68 miles per hour. These fish trail slightly behind the cheetah in terms of speed. Nevertheless, sail fish are the fastest sea animals on Earth. They are also very large and often reach lengths of ten feet.
- Pronghorn Antelope. Pronghorn Antelope run on the land at 61 miles per hour over a quarter mile distance, a speed just shy of the swimming velocity of the sail fish. This species is on the record as the second fastest land based animal in the world.
- Lion. Like with cheetahs, the velocity of lions is usually measured over a typical sprinting distance. Lions are known to run at 50 miles per hour while chasing prey for short distances, but they can't sustain this pace as long as an Antelope.