It is the fastest creature on earth: the peregrine falcon. It is believed that the peregrine falcon can reach unrivaled top speeds of 340 kilometers per hour or more in its swooping flights. The peregrine falcons are birds of prey and hunt their prey at these incredible speeds.
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The cheetah reaches a top speed of 120 kilometers per hour. This makes it the fastest mammal on the ground. But it cannot maintain this speed for long. After a sprint, the big cat has to rest for up to 20 minutes.
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In the water, dolphins are the fastest mammals on earth. Their body is streamlined and therefore geared for quick swimming. They reach speeds of up to 90 kilometers per hour.
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The pronghorn is the fastest land animal over long distances. The animals can reach up to 88 kilometers per hour over a distance of 800 meters.
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The biggest run-birds are the ostriches. They cannot fly, but they can run up to 70 km/h. The feet of the animals have adapted perfectly to the situation, because they have only two toes and very strong legs.
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Who would have thought it? The Gentoo Penguin shoots through the water at 27 km/h. The animals are very good swimmers. They are also called donkey penguins because they surprisingly sound liike donkeys. Their body is also streamlined. They use their tail and feet for steering.
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Chameleons are not exactly known for their speed. But they are known for their nimble tongue. With a speed five times faster than a fighter jet, it shoots out of the mouth of these animals in order to catch their preys.
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