What is the fastest animal in the world ?
The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), aka the duck hawk, is the fastest animal on earth. Known as “the living missile”, these falcons live everywhere, except in extreme polar areas and New Zealand, and reach diving speeds of 200 miles per hour. To date, the highest measured descent for a peregrine falcon is 242 miles per hour. When they’re not hunting, peregrines coast along between 40 and 60 miles per hour.