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(#69) The Fastest Animal

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......on the planet in its hunting dive, the "stoop", this PEREGRINE FALCON can soars to a great height, then dives steeply at speeds of over 322 km/h (200mph) hitting one wing of its prey, so as not to harm itself on impact........(Wikipedia)

 

Interesting Facts ; This Peregrine Falcon was only removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list on August 25, 1999. It's avg life span in the wild is 15.5 years.

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Taken on December 23, 2010