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5 Fastest Animals in the World
Do you know some of the fastest animals in the world?
I have always been fond of animals and fascinated with all the interesting stuff about animals. They are just amazing. There are extremely fast animals, there large animals, there are very unusual animals - all sorts. The more I research the more fascinated I get.
I will show you in this list some of the fastest animals in the world and I intend to update this list by adding more animals that belong to this category.
I hope you will enjoy and learn some new things.
Peregrine falcon is the fastest bird and fastest animal on planet. It reaches speed over 322km/h. This speed is reached when hunting. It goes high up in the sky and then plunges to its victim grabbing it by the throat.
Peregrine falcons live on every continent on the planet and have been identified more than 10 subspecies. Peregrine falcon habitats are mountain landscapes, river valleys, deserts, high plains, coastline.
Cheetah can reach the speed up to 115km/h. It has a stretchy spine which allows cheetah to make very big jumps. But it only runs very fast in short distances and it must take a rest after approximately 500 meters.
The largest number of cheetah is in the plains of Serengeti in Tanzania. They also populate wetter part of savannah, forests, hills and even mountains. Rainforest is the only area that they avoid.
Biggest, fastest, strongest animals!
Lion reaches speed of 88km/h. It weights around 225kg. Lion is an animal from the cat family, but unlike other cats they live in packs. Lion is the largest animal in Africa, and it has yellow-brownsih-gold fur.
Lions can sleep up to 20 hours a day, and they are awake for only 4 hours. Baby lions are in danger when they are alone, especially from hyenas, and other predators.
It reaches a speed of about 72.5km/h. It can weigh up to 160kg. They can survive long without water, but when there is water they are happy to take a bath and play in water. From very great distance they can spot lions.
Ostriches stay away from forests and remain in open habitats with huge, unshielded view. They often travel in the company of the larger mammals such as the South African large antelopes and zebras, which is of mutual benefit.