Researches show that humans can sprint at 15 miles per hour while theoretically; it can run 40 miles per hour. According to us this is very fast but this speed is nothing compared to the speed with which animals can sprint. These blazingly fast animals are just phenomenal with speeds of over 40 mph. That is just classic speed. Nobody can be compared with them in the speed races.
The list below shows the Top 10 fastest animals on Earth in 2015. Animals can run fast in different locations or conditions, some can be fast in water whereas others are fast on land. Most of the animals wrote in the list are on-land. The title of the fastest animals on land belongs to Cheetah but is beaten the ones flying through the air.
So Here Are Ten Of The Fastest Animals in The World
At the 10th position in the list of fast animals is Elk. Elk can have a speed of 45 miles per hour especially when it feels threatened. There are a number of animals which run faster than the elk. The size of Elks is very large and its size and build is quite huge so it is certainly very dangerous to mess with an Elk. The Elks can cause considerable damage to a Lion when the Elk is threatened.
- Brown Hare
Next is the smallest animal in our list of fastest animals, the Brown Hare which has longer ears and longer legs than a rabbit. The Brown Hare usually runs in a very straight path but when it is threatened by a predator, it moves in a zig-zag manner in order to unbalance its predator so that it falls due to its inertia. This mammal makes it to the 9th spot of the top 10 fastest animals on Earth in 2015.
- Thomson’s Gazelle
Gazelles are thin, graceful antelopes. The Thomson’s gazelle lives in Africa’s grassland habitats. Gazelles have a very reliable speed that helps to escape from predator. Gazelles can attain a speed of 50 mph. This is another creature in the same category as wildebeests and lions. Chases between cheetahs, lions and gazelles are intense because they have close running speed. The Thomson’s gazelle makes it to 8th place in the list of the top 10 fastest animals in the world
Also known as the king of the jungle, the lion can reach speeds of 50 mph and takes the 7th spot on this list on the fastest animals. Lions neither are sprinter nor are they long distance runners but they do short bursts in order to get close to the prey for hunting. Lions can live from 10 to 14 years imprisonment but if free, they can live up to 20 year.
- Blue Wildebeest
Blue Wildbeest are native of mostly east and South Africa. This particular mammal is a herbivore. They can attain a height of 1.30 feet. The strong shoulders and legs help Blue Wildbeest to gain speed up to 80 km/hr. The quick movement helps Blue Wildbeest to find avoid predators. The blue wildebeest is native to Botswana, Zambia, Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. This strong mammal claims 6th spot in this list.
- Pronghorn Antelope
The Pronghorn Antelope is the second fastest land animal in or list of amazingly fast animals. It can easily outrun most predators at 60 miles per hour. Pronghorns have distinct white fur on their sides, rumps, bellies, breasts and across their throats. The pronghorn is the fastest mammal in the Western side of the Earth.
Like the lion, the Cheetah belongs to the family of Felidae and inhabits most of Africa. The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal as fast as 110 to 120 km/hr. Cheetahs make use of their tails to steer its direction of to run to. Unfortunately the cheetah population is decreasing year by year. The cheetah is a sprinter but when this ability is paired with agility, the cheetah forms a formidable enemy.
- Sail Fish
While Cheetahs dominate the land, the sail fish dominates the sea with its speed. They are predominantly blue to gray in color. Sailfish grow quickly, reaching 1.2–1.5 min length in a single year, and feed on the surface or at middle depths on squids. The sail fish takes the 3rd spot in the list of the fastest animals on Earth in 2015.
- Frigate Bird
The frigate bird speed of 95 miles per hour is helped by having the largest wingspan and this also helps them to adjust their body weight. Their main preys include squid and fish when they arrive on the surface when they are being chased by tuna etc. The frigate bird claims the 2nd place in the list of the top 10 fastest animals in the world.
- Peregrine Falcon
The Peregrine Falcon is just an insane force of nature. This falcon takes the top spot on the list of most fast and furious living creatures. The peregrine is best known for its speed that reaches 322 km/h (200 mph) during the high speed dive. Peregrine Falcons can live in all regions except Antarctica. They have point shaped long wings and long tails which helps to move faster in air. Peregrine Falcon also has good eye sight, can easily sense its prey from great heights.