The fastest animal on Earth is not a cheetah, but the peregrine falcon. This is why…
Peregrine falcons are capable of cruising the skies at 60 MPH and diving at over 200 mph.
The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph).