Six of the fastest animals

Each class of animals can boast record for speed. Today we introduce you to the six animals, which are considered the fastest on the planet.

1. Scientists - ornithologists still can not clearly decide which of the birds was given the honorary title of "fastest bird in the world." But most of them cast their votes in favor of Chaetura siskins. Representatives of this species can move at a speed of 105 miles per hour.

2. Another contender for the title of most rapid birds - peregrine falcon. But this predator slightly different manner of flight. Hunting, peregrine falcon circling slowly in the sky. But as soon as production is trapped in bird dives down sharply. At such times, the peregrine falcon can reach speeds of up to two hundred miles per hour.

3. In the waters of the ocean you can often find a gray-blue fish with a large dorsal fin, resembling a sail. For his unusual appearance and she received the name - a fish-sail. Her record movement speed seventy miles per hour.

4. The fastest reptile considered representative leatherback turtle. Due to the large front flippers, she is able to move at a speed of 22 miles per hour. The number of these animals rapidly decreases with each passing day. Scientists suggest that the reason was cellophane bags. Floating in the water bags turtles often mistake for their main delicacy - jellyfish, and more such food does not add to anyone's health.

5. The record for airspeed among insects become dragonflies. They can reach speeds of forty miles per hour. The larger the individual, the higher the speed it normally movement.

6. Among the mammals has long been considered a leader cheetah. In just three seconds, he is able to develop a speed of up to seventy-five miles per hour. But after such a race animal necessarily need a half-hour rest.


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