Peregrine falcons are birds of prey which enjoy worldwide distribution. They are fast fliers; and by their outstanding diving abilities, remain the fastest animals in the world. They hunt birds and small mammals for food.
One does not need to be very clever to know that the fastest animal in the world must be a bird. It is both logic and common sense. Anything that flies well is likely to travel faster than any one that runs well. It is also likely to move faster than the one that swims well. And in the Animal Kingdom, nothing competes with birds in the air. Birds are generally athletic. Their aerodynamic design also allows them to run fast on the ground. Hence, the African adage, which says that an ostrich laughs … more