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It would depend greatly on what kind of animal you are referring to.

The cheetah is the fastest land animal (70 MPH).

The sailfish is the fastest water animal (68 MPH). (That we know of. Bear in mind the majority of our oceans are still unexplored).

The peregrine falcon is the fastest air animal while diving (242 MPH) or the spine-tailed swift while straight-flying (106 MPH).


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The choice for fastest animal would depend on the race:
  • If there were a flying race, the Spine-tailed Swift would win (106mph). However in a dive the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird that dives headfirst down through the sky. They can travel over 200mph!
  • If there were a short running race, the Cheetah would win (70mph). For a longer race an African Hunting dog can run at 50mph for up to 4 hours non-stop!
  • If there were a swimming race the Sailfish would win. The sailfish is the fastest swimming animal with speeds of 110 kilometers per hour (68mph).

The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal (320 km/h) m 242mph
The fastest land animal is the cheetah (120km/h) m 70mph
The fastest sea animal is the sailfish (110 km/h) 58mph
The cheetah is the fastest runner on earth. Reaching speeds of 75mph.
First Answer= That is a very good question. And the answer is a cheetah. They are so fast! So watch out when you go to a safari thing or something like Africa. Because a cheetah is an African cat. If you want more information about a cheetah or an African cat, there is a movie called African Cats. And it should be in the Tinsletown.

That is actually incorrect, the Cheeta is the fastest LAND animal, not the fastest in the world, the fastest animal in the world is the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), flying in over 322 km/h (200 mph).
The fastest animal in the world is the Peregrine Falcon.

The Peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 325 km/h (202 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop, making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom.

The fastest land animal is the cheetah. Running at the speed of 100 km (60 miles).




The fastest speed record is owned by peregrine falcons in a dive at around 180 mph. The fastest moving land animal is the cheetah at around 70 mph. The mantis shrimp, can deliver a 50 mph punch (see link) and break the walls of its aquarium. The link to Speed of Animals provides additional information.

Fleas deserve mention because, while they are very small, their acceleration in a jump is some 20 times greater than that of the space shuttle on liftoff. See that link, too.

Also the mandibles of the trap-jaw ant can shut in 0.13 milliseconds, and that is 2,300 times more rapidly than the blink of a human eye.
The fastest animal on land is the cheetah running at speeds up to 64 miles per hour (103km). In the water, the fastest animal is the sailfish. However, the fastest animal in the air is the peregrine falcon, which has been clocked in dives at more than 200 miles per hour (320 kph).
The world's fastest animal is the Perigrine Falcon, which is also the fastest bird. Radar observations have discovered that it can reach speeds of up to 140 mph in a dive (called a stoop).Perigrine Falcons can also stop quickly at top speeds, which is effective when involved in a hunt. Wikipedia has additional information, and a link is provided.
The fastest moving animal which has been timed electronically at 217 miles per hour (mph) [340 km/h] is the Peregrine falcon.

The falcon technically was not on Earth because it was flying or actually diving through the air.
The fastest land animal over distances of a few hundred meters is the cheetah 120 km/h (75 mph).
Humans can run far and fast too: an ultramarathon runner covered 100 kilometers in 6 hours and 13 minutes. There are a number of runners who have taken around 43 days to run 5000 km (3100 miles). No cheetah can do that!
the fastest animal on earth is the cheetah
The cheetah is the fastest (land animal) animal alive. The animal with the fastest muscles is the trap-jaw ant, odontomachus hastatus. It can shut in the fastest reflex ever recorded in the animal kingdom.
The fastest animal on land is the cheetah; in the water, it is the sailfish; and in the air, it is the peregrine falcon.
the cheetah...nope the Ethiopian chicken lol
I believe that answer is wrong. The Cheetah goes 72 mph (115.8 km/h). Then comes the Swift. It's a bird where it's high speed is 106 mph (169.6 km/h). Then number 1... my favourite... the Peregrine Falcon which reaches an incredible 242 mph (387.2 km/h)! So the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal in the world.
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