What is the fastest living creature on earth?
The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph)
Did you say a cheetah? You’re wrong. The cheetah is only “the fastest animal” if you restrict your search to land. It can’t hold a candle to the Peregrine Falcon, lord of the air. Peregrine Falcons are fastest moving species on planet Earth. They can gain incredible top speeds of up to 242 mph while at a dive, making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. Peregrine falcons are among the world’s most common birds of prey and live on all continents except Antarctica.