10 fastest animals on Earth

Peregrine Falcon: This bird is the fastest recorded animal with an astonishing speed of 200 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour) during its hunting stoop. Its aerodynamic design, streamlined wings, and efficient circulatory system contribute to this incredible velocity.

White-Throated Needletail: In powered flight, the White-Throated Needletail can reach speeds of up to 171 kilometers per hour (106 miles per hour). Its barrel-shaped body and streamlined tail enhance its flight speed.

Frigate Bird: Capable of reaching around 95 miles per hour (153 kilometers per hour), frigate birds are masters at utilizing air currents. They glide effortlessly using thermal and trade winds, and their ability to fly against the airflow contributes to their high speeds.

Spur-Winged Goose: The Spur-Winged Goose can clock up to 88 miles per hour (142 kilometers per hour) in flight.

Cheetah: As the fastest land animal, cheetahs can sprint at speeds of approximately 60 to 70 miles per hour (97 to 113 kilometers per hour) during short bursts.

Sailfish: In water, the sailfish is the fastest marine fish, although exact speeds remain uncertain. Some reports suggest speeds of 68 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour).

Pronghorn Antelope: Known as the fastest long-distance runner, pronghorns can maintain speeds of 55 miles per hour (89 kilometers per hour) over extended distances.

Marlin: The black marlin is another swift swimmer, but its exact speed remains debated. It is among the fastest animals in the sea.

Anna’s Hummingbird: This tiny bird achieves the highest known length-specific velocity for any vertebrate. Its rapid flight can be awe-inspiring.

Ostrich: On land, the ostrich is the fastest bird, capable of running at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour (72 kilometers per hour).