Want to know what is the fastest land, flying and marine animal in the world? The peregrine falcon is the fastest bird, and the fastest member of the animal kingdom, with a maximum flying speed of 389 km/h. Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world with a record speed of between 109.4 km/h and 120.7 km/h. The Sailfish is one of the fastest animals in the ocean. Here is a list of top 7 Fastest Animals in the world with a maximum speed.
Mexican free-tailed bat – 160 km/h
Mexican free-tailed bat or Brazilian free-tailed bat is a medium-sized bat native to the Americas, considered one of the most abundant mammals in North America. It’s ground speed is over 101 mph (162 km/h), its actual air speed has not been measured. Mexican free-tailed bats are typically 9 cm (3.5 in) in length and weigh about 7–12 gram.
Peregrine Falcon – 389 km/h
The peregrine falcon, also known as the peregrine, is a widespread bird of prey in the Falconidae family. Peregrine is world famous for its speed. The speed of over 389 km/h makes it the fastest bird in the world and the fastest member of the animal kingdom.
According to the National Geographic TV program, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h. Typical prey items of peregrine include shorebirds, ducks, grebes, gulls, pigeons, songbirds, and also eat bats. Peregrine females are much larger than peregrine males.
Golden eagle – 320 km/h
The golden eagle is one of the most famous birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. These birds are dark brown in color with light golden-brown feathers on the neck. Golden eagles use their agility and speed with powerful legs and huge, pointy claws to snatch a variety of prey, mainly hares, rabbits, and marmots and other ground squirrels.
Frigate bird – 153 km/h
Frigate birds are a family of seabirds called Fregatidae that are found in all tropical and subtropical oceans. Frigate birds spend most of the day in flight hunting for food, and roam around trees or rocks at night. Their main prey is fish and squid, which are caught when chased across the surface of the water by larger predators such as tuna. Frigate birds are one of the top 7 fastest animals in the world with a maximum speed of 153 km/h.
Cheetah – 128 km/h
Cheetah is a large cat native to Africa and central Iran. It is the fastest land animal in the world, estimated to be capable of running at speeds of 80 to 128 km/h, with the fastest recorded speed being 98 km/h. It usually reaches 67–94 cm at the shoulder, and the head-and-body length is between 1.1 and 1.5 m. Adults weigh between 21 and 72 kg.
The Spur-winged goose is a large bird in the Anatidae family, related to geese and shelducks, but differing from the two in several structural features. This species is often found in open grasslands along lakes, seasonal pools, rivers, swamps and river deltas. Spur-winged goose diet consists mainly of plant matter such as plant parts and seeds. It’s one of the top 10 fastest flying animals in the world with a maximum speed of 142 km/h.
Pronghorn – 98 km/h
The pronghorn is a species of artiodactyl mammal indigenous to interior western and central North America. In summer, pronghorns graze on grass, cactus and thorns. And in winter, they feed on sagebrush and other plants available. Pronghorn is the fastest land animal in the world with a maximum speed of 98 km/h.