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6 Fastest Animals on Earth ~ ~ #Eco #animals #wildlife #photography #biodiversity

6 Fastest Animals on Earth ~ ~ #Eco #animals #wildlife #photography #biodiversity

You may have wondered from time to time just what great speed means in the animal world? Mostly, it aids the process of hunting for prey, but that does not always have to be the case. Birds, fish, reptiles, insects and mammals all feature species members who can really move, but which among them is fastest I am just about to reveal. 6) White-Throated Needletail When it comes to the bird world, there is some debate about which is the fastest, depending upon the context of the claim. The White-throated Needletail, or Needle-tailed Swift, pictured above, spends its entire life on the wing. It can make a perfectly valid assertion that it holds the record for speed in flapping, or normal flight, where it has been recorded at speeds of 105 mph, far faster than any other bird can fly. 5) Peregrine Falcon However, another bird can also claim the title, albeit in a different way. T...

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