Top 10 Most Fastest Animals in the World

cheetah of Serengeti

Fastest Animals Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal in the world which has 200 miles per hour speed. This bird has long wings and lives all over the world except Antarctica. They make their nests on an ocean bridge and have good eyesight that’s why they can quickly look their prey. Here is the list of top 10 fastest animals in the world which have the highest speed ever.

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Human Beings have the amazing brain which has created fastest vehicles for their journey. We like fast cars, computers, and the Internet.  Researchers show a human can run at highest speed 40 miles per hour. But this speed is very less as compared to fastest animals which can sprint. Only a few people interest in animals speed. God gave the fastest speed to different kind of animals. We think cheetah is the fastest animal, but not at all even some birds in the air have the fastest speed than the cheetah. They can quickly catch up their prey with this fastest speed.

10. Elk, 45 MPH

10. ElkElk is the 10th fastest animal on our list which can run with its fastest speed 45 mph. They have a large size, so it is the very dangerous animal. There are many another animal which moves fast as compared to Elk, but they can cause considerable damage.

9. Brown Hare, 47 MPH

Brown Hare sitting green, Suffolk dusk. Lepus europaeusNever underestimate the small animals Brown Hare. This smallest mammal has the fastest speed of 47 mph. Brown hare is larger in size than rabbits and has longer ears, and legs. They run in a straight path but also can run in zigzag movement and attain their speed. Brown Hare is the 9th fastest animal in the world.

8. Thomson’s Gazelles, 50 MPH

Männliche Thomsongazelle in der SerengetiGazelles is the similar category of Lions and Wildebeest. Gazelles are the habitats of African grassland. They have very reliable speed 50 mph which saves Gazelles from a predator. Lions, Cheetahs, and Gazelles have almost closest fastest speed. Therefore, they preferred Cheetahs as their prey which also one of the fastest animals on our list.

7. Lion, 50 MPH

7. LionLion is famous as “King of the Jungle” they have aggressive nature and run up to at 50 mph. Lions are very dangerous predators on earth. With their fastest speed, they can easily get up their prey for hunting. Lions can live up to 20 years but in some cases, they live only for 10 to 14 years.

6. Wildebeest, 50 MPH

6. WildebeestWildebeest is a herbivore mammal and native mostly in East and South Africa. They are famous due to their annual migration to new pastures. They are not fast as The pronghorn but have ideal fast speed 50 miles per hour. This animal has strong shoulder and legs which make their movement quick. They can grow up to 1.30 feet height and mainly live in groups and do migration from one place to another in searching for grass.

5. Pronghorn Antelope, 60 MPH

5. Pronghorn AntelopePronghorn Antelope are North American fastest one of land animals. They can run up with their top speed 60 mph. They have white fur on their sides, bellies, breasts, and rumps. Antelope are the fastest animal than any fastest predators which inhabit North America. This fastest animal can travel many hours without getting tired. Cushioned, pointed toes to absorb shock, and extra large organs are the unique features which help them to run at high speeds.

4. Cheetah, 61 MPH

cheetah of SerengetiCheetah comes at number Fourth fastest animal in the world which has its top speed 61 mph. That animal belongs to the Felidae Family and lives in Africa. The long, strong legs help them to gain the fastest speed, and they keep their tails to steer the right direction of the run. With the time Cheetahs population is decreased. They have four times greater speed than human.

3. Sail Fish, 68 MPH

3. Sail FishSailfish is one of the top speed animals on earth and fastest animal in the ocean. It can swim at its fastest speed 68 mph. It mostly lives in Atlantic and Indo-Pacific region. Sail Fish has long body shape which helps them in most rapid swimming and diving.

2. Frigate Birds, 95 MPH

2. Frigate BirdsFrigate Bird is an ocean bird which mostly live in South America. It has the largest wingspan which maintains their body weight. They can fly as fast as 95 miles per hour. This ideal speed helps them to steal the food from other ocean birds. Their favorite preys are squid and fish whenever they see on the surface they attack their prey. They spend most of the time in air rarely touch the ground. They make sturdy nests nearest to oceans.

1. Peregrine Falcon, 200 MPH

1. Peregrine FalconThe Peregrine Falcon is a number one fast and furious creature. They have 200 miles per hour speed and live in all regions of the world except Antarctica. They have long wings which help them faster movement in the air. Their height also depends on upon their prey, Peregrine have good eyesight and quickly sense the prey from great heights. Falcon make their nests at a height near ocean regions and eat small birds in their diet.

List of Top 10 Most Fastest Animals in the World

Sr. No Fastest Animals & Birds Speed in MPH
1 Peregrine Falcon 200
2 Frigate Birds 95
3 Sail Fish 68
4 Cheetah 61
5 Pronghorn Antelope 60
6 Wildebeest 50
7 Lion 50
8 Thomson’s Gazelles 50
9 Brown Hare 47
10 Elk 45



We conclude from this article, Some animals on the earth have the fastest speed than Human Beings. With their highest speed, they quickly can catch their prey. Peregrine Falcon, Frigate Birds, Sail Fish, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Lion, Pronghorn Antelope, Thomson’s Gazelles, Brown Hair, and Elk included in this list. Size does not matter for speed because some animals and birds look small but they have excellent speed.