Top 10 Fastest Animals in the World

We humans call ourselves the best creatures of god. We assume ourselves to be superior to every single thing that the almighty has created. But here is something, where some other animals have defied this misconception of ours.

Speed it is..!!!

Studies suggest that we humans can run up to a speed of 40 miles an hour. Yeah, that’s fast..!!
But you know what, cheetahs can run up to 61 miles per hour. Now that’s faster..!!

Here is a list that has in it the top 10 fastest animals in the world. Note: Animals, here is for the whole ‘Fauna’ family, including birds and fishes.

10. Elk


We are giving this animal a mention looking at its size and speed. Though, there are animals a bit faster than Elk, but it still deserves to be on the list. Elk has a huge size but its size cant slow this animal and runs at a speed of 45 miles per hour.

9. Brown Hare


We all have come through the ‘hare and tortoise’ story in our childhood. We know that the hare is obviously fast. But did you know that the Brown Hare can boost up its speed up to 47 miles per hour. That’s interesting, isn’t it?

8. Thomson’s Gazelle


Thomson’s Gazelle with its amazing speed of 50 miles per hour comes in the 8th position in the list of top 10 fastest animals in the world. Obviously, these are slower than cheetahs and other predators, but are really, really fast to look at when they run.

7. Lion


The ‘King’ of jungle, unfortunately stands in the 7th position in the race of world’s fastest animals. Lion runs at a speed of 50 miles per hour, sharing his position with the Blue Wildebeest. Who cares about speed, the grandeur of this King is still unreachable.

6. Blue Wildebeest


This Wildebeest is yet again a ‘swift’ plain residing animal. It, like the Lion has a speed of 50 miles per hour, which gives him the position 6th in the list of the fastest animals in the world.

5. Pronghorn Antelope


The Pronghorn Antelope comes at the second position among the fastest animals in land. This animal has a speed of 60 miles per hour. This particular breed is the native of North America and is faster than the normal Antelopes.

4. Cheetah


The cheetah is undoubtedly the fastest animal in the earth (inland). Though, it has a speed slightly faster than the Pronghorn Antelope, that is 61 miles per hour, but still its speed is unmatched by other animals. It runs and leaps up to catch its prey, and crowns itself as a great hunter.

3. Sail Fish


Now, the third position is reserved for a sea animal, named Sailfish, which has a speed of 68 miles per hour. That means, it can just vanish away before your eyes can actually notice it. Generally, it keeps itself folded up and its real power is seen when it has a threat of larger sea creatures.

2. Frigate Bird


This bird has a speed of 95 miles per hour. More than breathtaking it is?. Frigate Bird can stay for a really long time in the air and these birds, at times, do not touch the earth for 5-6 days. Cool, isn’t it?

1. Peregrine Falcon


Here comes the highest scorer, the ‘king of kings’ the fastest animal in the World (Bird). In general, this bird is a calm angel, having a normal speed, but when it comes to diving and hunting, it can attain a speed of 200 miles per hour…far far faster than any other animal in the earth.

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