The Three Fastest Creatures on Earth

Forget about the fast and the furious, where all goes in a blast. Let’s talk about the fastest creature on earth made by heaven and own by our mother nature. If you’re amaze how can a Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron take its speed from zero to 62 mph in 2.7 seconds (or 2.5 seconds), which considered as all time winner of the fastest modern car in the whole world, hold your breath for the fastest living creature on earth that no one can fathom.

Peregrine Falcons.

The scientific name is Falco peregrinus, peregrines- which derive from the Latin word wanderer, because it is known to roam or travel for an extended period of time, especially during the winter season. It is considered as the endangered species in Canada and in the United States. The Peregrine Falcon is not only considered as the fastest creatures in the sky, it’s the swiftest birds and creature in the whole world that can fly horizontally at speed up to 55 mph. It is known as the “Masters of the Hunt” (the raptors); where they knock out its prey in a downward dive over 270 mph. There’s only 66% chance of escaping when the peregrine falcon chased its favourite prey, it made a plunge over 270 mph to mashed their prey with its gigantic talons (something like a claw) and knock them out by colliding up in the sky. The Pregirine Falcon uses their long, pointed wings and long narrow tails to fly quickly and rapidly that make it as the fastest flying creatures in the whole world.


It is known as a marvel of evolution, the wonder of the great earth and the spectacular fastest runner over the land, Cheetah, which uses their slender, long-legged body for speed, can reach up to 70 mph at its top speed (whew!!!) The scientific name of Cheetah is Acinonyx jubatus, usually found in Southern and Eastern Africa, Middle East and in Southern Asia. It can cover or make a pace at about seven-eight meters, with only one foot touching the ground at a time; the cheetah can make a speed of 110 km/h in just a second. Cheetah depends on sight not on smell, when it chase its prey with two points in the stride, feet not touching on the ground; it knock down their prey at once by a suffocating bite to the neck. It chases 3.4 miles at an average speed of 45 mph (72 km/h), last at about 20 seconds; which made it as the fastest animals over the land.


Literally, sailfish has dark blue color on top, brown-blue laterally, silvery white below. On the sides of the sailfish body has about twenty bars that are made up of bright blue spots. They have elongated bill which has a resemblance of a swordfish and a characteristics of sail (dorsal fin) on top, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Istiophorus platypterus is the scientific name, which has a common size of 7 feet and mostly found in Florida. Most people believe that the Indo-Pacific Sailfish is the fastest creature among all the fishes for it covers or excess in its speed at about 110 km/h (68 mph) over a short period of time. They usually have grown quickly at about 1.2 to 1.5 meters in length and 100 kg in weight. Fisherman and other spectators believed and seen them leap to its height at about 6 m out of the water, and they calculated their swimming speed at 35. 2 km/h.

If a plane can fly in its incredible speed more than the peregrine falcon, that’s totally amazing. If a person can run half of the Cheetah’s speed, she or he would break the record of the fastest creature on earth over the land; and if you can swim like a sailfish and can reach at the same speed? Wow–Everybody are in completely amaze. Anyway, if you can run like a Cheetah, fly like a peregrine falcon and swim like a sailfish, you will be considered as the most magnificent, spectacular and wondrous person living on earth. If you can? Did I hear why not?

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10 Responses to “The Three Fastest Creatures on Earth”
  1. Joie Schmidt Says...

    On November 13, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Whoa! The last one – I’ve never even heard of! Very cool article!



    -Liane Schmidt.

  2. aisaellis Says...

    On November 13, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    wow! this one is really nice…very informative..

  3. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On November 13, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Aren’t they just so amazing.Interesting article and beautiful pictures. Take care,Ruby

  4. R J Grant Says...

    On November 14, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Didn’t know about the sail fish. Nice article.


  5. MJ Taylor Says...

    On November 14, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Nice piece. I really love the pictures. well done.

  6. PR Mace Says...

    On November 14, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Good article the photos were excellant additions.

  7. Nick Kenney Says...

    On November 23, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    WOW! Cool article Mys…thanks for sharing!

  8. RoRo Says...

    On January 20, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I think Hazem F. is Faster than those createres…….. he is sooooooooooooooooo damn fast

  9. Prakash Moharana Says...

    On May 14, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I came across 2 know about Peregrine really strange things running through mind..

  10. RAF Says...

    On August 11, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Why not try finding out about the tiger Beatle

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