The 10 Fastest Animals in The World

Here are the 10 world’s quickest and fastest creatures.

Some animals possess extraordinary abilities. Some of them move so fast and some are very strong relative to body size. Here are the 10 fastest animals in the world.

Tiger Beetles – World’s Fastest Animals in Terms of Body Size

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Tiger Beetles are among the most amazing animals in the world. They can sprint at 13 km/h. If human beings are like Tiger Beetles, we can run as fast as 494 km/h. They are the fastest animal in the world in equivalent to body size. Tiger Beetles run extremely fast they go blind. Their speed is about 22times the speed of the fastest human sprinter.

Cone Snails – World’s Fastest Killers

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I know you are surprise to see a snail on the list because we all know for a fact that snails are amongst the slowest animals in the world. Cone Snails are not the fastest in terms of running or moving but the world’s fastest killers. These poisonous and dangerous creatures hunt fish, marine worms and mollusks using harpoon-like teeth and poison gland killing their prey almost instantly.

Worms – World’s Fastest Legless Invertebrates

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Don’t get shock if you have seen a worm on the list of the fastest animals in the world. With a speed of up to 16 m/h through solid ground, Worms are considered the fastest legless invertebrates.

Mantis Shrimps – World’s Fastest Animal Strikers

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Because of their exceptional speed, Mantis Shrimps can beat the best gunslingers in the west with their strike. Don’t go near the hole of these solitary creatures because they will snap you as fast as the bullet.

Basilisks – World’s Fastest Animals on Water Surface

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Basilisks are animals known for their ability to walk or run above the surface of water, hence they have been dubbed as “Jesus Christ Lizards. Their feet move extremely fast that they can run on water at a speed of 5.4 km/h.

Hares – Animals More Than Twice as Fast as Humans

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Do not underestimate Hare because they are extremely fast, they can run twice as fast as an Olympic sprinter. These very fast moving animals, particularly the European Brown Hare, can attain a maximum speed of 72 km/h.

Mako Sharks – World’s Fastest Shark Species

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Mako Sharks, particularly the Shortfin Mako Sharks or Isurus oxyrinchus, are the fastest of all the shark species in the world. It can attain a maximum speed of up to 48 km/h.   Their scientific name means “sharp nose”.

Ostriches – World’s Fastest Animals on Two Legs

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Yes, you’ve read it right, Ostriches are the world’s fastest animal on two legs, They can attain a breathtaking speed of up to 97.5 km/h. They are also the largest extant species of bird and lay the largest egg of any extant bird.

Cheetahs – World’s Fastest Land Animals

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Of all the fastest animals in the world, perhaps the most popular is the Cheetah or Acinonyx jubatus. Running at a speed of115 km/h, Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land.

Peregrine Falcons – World’s Fastest Animals

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Peregrine Falcons are the fastest extant member of the animal kingdom. They can dive at an amazing peed of320 km/h. its compound name is Falco peregrines and is also known as the Peregrine. Historically, they are known in North America as the Duck Hawks.

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  1. Laura Mcauley Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 7:56 am

    great article!! never knew a lot of that info!!


  2. CHIPMUNK Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 8:06 am

    interesting article with great pictures


  3. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 9:23 am

    A very interesting post. Beautifully presented as always.


  4. Linvio Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I would like to ride a running ostrich… hehe.


  5. Guy Hogan Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 9:51 am

    The Cone Snail is scary. Beautiful photos. A nicely done post.


  6. Baijayanti Pradhan Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 10:16 am

    A very interesting and good info.


  7. rejarol Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Great research and fascinating photos; I liked it!


  8. PR Mace Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Good article with very educational information. Great work, my friend.


  9. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    That’s wonderful. Should be part of the science textbooks.


  10. Rhodora Bande Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    The snail’s presence in this article did surprise me. Your explanation, however, justifies its inclusion in this category. Great presentation. Great photos as well.


  11. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On April 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I have always enjoyed your post, kabayan. Beautiful photos packed with interesting facts.


  12. papaleng Says...

    On April 23, 2011 at 7:19 am

    another good article bro.


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  16. woot woot Says...

    On April 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    nice !


  17. eddiego65 Says...

    On May 3, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Fascinating facts. Thanks!


  18. Rhodora Bande Says...

    On February 15, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Revisiting. Found this on blogspot.


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