Feb 5, 2009

Do You Know What Is The Fastest & Slowest Animal In The World?

Do you know what is the fastest animal and slowest animal in the world?

The fastest animal in the world is a bird. It's the Peregrine falcon which can fly at 171km per hour and dive at 322km per hour.

However, the Peregrine falcon is not the only animal that moves fast. Here are other fast animals:

Fastest Land animal: Cheetah

Fastest Fish: Sailfish

Fastest Reptile: Spiny-tailed iguana

Fastest Running Insect: Topical cockroach

Peregrine is the fastest flying animal, what then is the slowest animal?
You might say snail or turtle right? As in our surrounding we can only see snail or turtle and from what other adults are telling little kids. It's not wrong tough they are indeed slow, but there is another the slowest animal in the world that is the sloth. It would take about 3.5 hours to cover a distance of 1km.

1. Rohr, I. (2005) Biggest, Highest, Fastest. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers.
2. Stout, Frankie (2008) Nature's Slowest Animals. New York: Powerkids Press.
3. Kimbrough, A. Fun Animal Facts. Retrieved 28 August 2008 from http://www.g-kexoticfarms.com/funanimalfacts.html

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