The 8 Fastest Animals on Earth

By Manish Choudhary

1. Peregrine Falcon 

Flies super fast when diving to catch prey, reaching up to 240 mph (386 km/h) in the air. 

2. Black Marlin 

Swims really fast in the ocean, going up to 82 mph (132 km/h). 

3. Cheetah 

Runs super quick on land, hitting speeds of up to 75 mph (120 km/h) in short bursts. 

4. Pronghorn Antelope 

Runs fast on land too, reaching speeds of up to 55 mph (88 km/h). 

5. Sailfish 

Speedy swimmer in the sea, reaching up to 68 mph (110 km/h). 

6. Mexican Free-Tailed Bat 

Flies the fastest, zooming through the air at over 99 mph (160 km/h). 

7. Anna's Hummingbird 

Tiny bird, but flies really fast too, hitting speeds of up to 61 mph (98 km/h) when diving. 

8. Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat 

Another fast-flying bat, also reaching speeds of over 99 mph (160 km/h).