The Fastest Animals In  The World (Faster Than A Ferrari!?)

What is the fastest animal in the world? The answer isn’t straightforward. Many factors — like gravity, wind, and animal size — must be considered.

Researchers have yet to clock the speeds of every earthly species. Plus, there’s still some disagreement in the scientific community regarding the methodologies used for some of the current standings.

Fastest Bird: Peregrine Falcon

Known as “the living missile,” Peregrine falcons live all over the globe, except in extreme polar areas and New Zealand, and can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour.

Fastest Land Animal: Cheetah

Cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just three short seconds but cannot sustain high speeds for long periods of time.

Fastest Mammal: Mexican Free-Tailed Bat

The Mexican free-tailed bat can fly at an altitude of 3,300 meters.

Fastest Water Animal: Black Marlin

Black marlins live in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and can travel at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.