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.