Here are our picks for the top 10 super fast animals

Overall speed

10
Peregrine_falcon

Peregrine falcon

Falco peregrinus

389km/h (fastest record)

The peregrine regular exceeds 322km/h during stoops (hunting dives) – though does not come close to that speed in level flight.

 

Marine reptile

9
Leatherback_sea_turtle

Leatherback sea turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

35km/h

A teardrop-shaped body gives this reptile a hydrodynamic advantages.

 

Land mammal

8
Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

120km/h

The fastest land animal on Earth can this speed for bursts of no longer than 30 seconds.

 

Bird (flapping flight)

7
White-throated needle tail

White-throated needle tail

Hirundapus caudacutus

169km/h

 

 

 

Land herbivore

6
Pronghorn

Pronghorn

Antilocapra americana

88.5km/h

This antelope-like creature can maintain speeds of 56km/h for several kilometers.

 

Fish

5
Indo-Pacific-sailfish

Indo-Pacific sailfish

Istiophorus albicans

111km/h

The title of fastest fish is hotly disputed; the highest estimates for this species date from the 1920s.

 

Insect

4
Horsefly

Horsefly

Chrysops relictus

145km/h

 

 

 

Land reptile

3
Black_iguana

Black iguana

Ctenosaura similis

34.9km/h

 

 

 

Marine mammal

2
Common_dolphin

Common dolphin

Delphinus spp.

64km/h

 

 

 

Flying mannal

1
Mexican free-tailed bat

Mexican free-tailed bat

Tadarida brasiliensis

96.5km/h

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