Tiger Beetles – World’s Fastest Animals in Terms of Body Size
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 22 times the speed of the fastest human sprinter.
Cone Snails – World’s Fastest Killers
I know you are surprised 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
Don’t get shocked if you have seen a worm in 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
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
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
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
Mako Sharks, particularly the Shortfin Mako Sharks (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
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
Of all the fastest animals in the world, perhaps the most popular is the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). Running at a speed of115 km/h, Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land.
Peregrine Falcons – World’s Fastest Animals
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.