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Post by 123Herpatology » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:07 am

I wonder what the fastest animal is distance:weight ratio? I know that the cheetah is fastest on land, the peregrine falcon is fastest overall, and the sail fish is fastest in water.
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Post by victor » Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:51 am

Wow...I thought that short fin Mako is the fastest in the sea...:lol:
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Post by 123Herpatology » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:59 pm

def. sailfish...can reach speeds of up to 60 mph under water
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Post by Darby » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:50 pm

Don't trust that stuff - those speeds come from anecdotal guesses made many years ago my anonymous folks who got them printed somewhere and, over time, they've become "common knowledge."

Just think about what it would take to systematically calculate a wild animal's top speed...and do it enough to be trustworthy...

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Post by [email protected] » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:08 pm

Yes, I remember hearing that those animals were the supposed "top" that we know of. But I think that there are other animals faster than that in the world. We've just yet to discover them. :D

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Post by him19912003 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:51 am

i think the fastest animals on the ground is Africa dog
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Post by him19912003 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:57 am

the other thing is every kind of animals have their top speed, when they are in dangerous, their top speed appear, it probably faster than the speed which they are using for getting some food.
Thus, it is hard to compare.
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Post by victor » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:00 am

not Cheetah? I think cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) has the fastest speed on the ground (up to 100 km/h) and also fastest acceleration (0-100 km/h in about 3,5-4 seconds)
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Post by damien james » Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:03 am

I am not sure about distance:weight, but for like distance:physical size, it could be something like common flea.
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Post by hbeing » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:41 am

if you say about fastest organism,i say bacteria is the fastest.imigane it moves at vry fast speed with cough nd causing flu to as many people as it can.

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Post by James » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:02 pm

I thought it was the tiger beetle. They can run upto 5mph and are only a few cm in length.

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Post by David George » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:56 am

I am not sure but considering distance the wolf can cover larger distances at a good speed[30-35 mph] but a cheetah has to halt after a short chase.
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