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Top 10 Fastest Animals in the World 2015

Top Ten Fastest Animals in the World 2015

Animals have powers that human beings can never compete with. One such power is extremely fast movement. Animals can run, swim or fly surprisingly fast. Here is a list of Top 10 Fastest Animals in The World 2015.

10 Brown Hares


Brown Hares, found in Europe and Asia, are small and swift animals and move with a speed of 47 km/hr.

9  Gazelle:


Gazelles run fast to catch their prey as well as to escape from cheetahs. Their average speed is about 50 km/hr.

8  Blue Wildebeest/ Lion:

Blue-Wild-BeestImage credit:photo.getaway

 Slightly slower than the Pronghorn Antelope are the Blue Wildebeest and the Lion. Found in the plains, these animals move with a speed of 60 km/hr to 80 km/hr.

7 Pronghorn Antelope:

Pronghorn Antelope, Cabin Lake Road, Fort Rock, Oregon
Pronghorn Antelope, Cabin Lake Road, Fort Rock, Oregon

The Pronghorn Antelopes run with an average speed ranging between 60 to 98 km/hr. Found in North America, these antelopes migrate to grasslands and river banks in different seasons.

6 Cheetah


The fastest animal on land is the Cheetah with a top recorded speed of 120 km/hr. Cheetahs are predators found in the forests and grasslands of Africa and Asia.

5 Black Marlin

MarlinImage credit:National Geographic

Marlins are found in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. They swim and dive with a speed of 80 km/hr to escape from predators and for migration as they prefer living in warm oceans.

4 Sail Fish


The Sail Fish is found in the Indo Pacific Ocean. It can swim and dive with a speed ranging from 68 km/hr to 110 kilometres per hour.

3 Frigate Bird:


The Frigate bird is found mostly in South America. It can fly extremely fast over oceans to snatch food from other marine birds. Their average recorded speed is 95 km/hr.

2 The Spine-tailed Swift:


The Spine-tailed Swift: Along with the Golden Eagle and Gyrfalcon, the Spine-tailed Swift is a very fast bird. Found in Asia and Siberia, its top recorded speed is 172 km/hr.

1 Peregrine Falcon:


The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest moving animal. Soaring and diving as fast as 389 km/hr, it ranks first in the Top 10 Fastest Animals in The World 2015. Even when flying normally, it has a speed of 200 km/hr.

These animals have been categorized as the Top 10 Fastest Animals in The World 2015. However there can be many more insects, birds, marine and land animals that can match exactly with these or just with a slight variance.

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