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VOX: Why peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on earth

Cheetahs are fast, but the peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on Earth.

Peregrine falcons are the fastest animals and it’s no wonder, their bodies are built for speed. While cheetahs can run up to 70 mph on land, peregrine falcons can dive at speed of over 200 mph. That’s faster than a 100 mph sneeze and around the same speed as a Formula One racing car. Peregrines are light in weight, aerodynamically shaped, and have robust respiratory systems; all of which allows them to be the fastest birds of prey, and animals in general.