8 of the Fastest Animals on Earth

By Manish Choudhary

Dec 01, 2023

Peregrine Falcon is popular for its incredible speed, its high speeds reach 240 miles per hour when diving to catch prey.

1. Peregrine Falcon

Cheetah is the fastest land animal and its speed reaches over 75 miles per hour.

2. Cheetah 

Sailfish is the fastest fish in the ocean and it can swim at a speed of up to 68 miles per hour.

3. Sailfish

Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat holds the record for the fastest horizontal flight speed among birds and bats, its high speed is reaching over 99 miles per hour.

4. Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat

The Black Marlin is also one of the fastest fish in the ocean its high speed is around 82 miles per hour.

5. Black Marlin

Spine-tailed Swift bird is known for its rapid and agile flight and its high speed of 106 miles per hour.

6. Spine-tailed Swift

Another bat on the list, the Mexican free-tailed bat is known for its long-distance flight and can reach speeds of around 99 miles per hour 

7. Mexican Free-tailed Bat

The grey-headed Albatross is known for its impressive gliding speeds, reaching up to 79 miles per hour.

8. Grey-headed Albatross

These speeds can vary based on individual specimens and the specific conditions under which they are measured.