Peregrine falcons are renowned for their speed. In its characteristic-hunting dive, it has been known to reach speeds of up to 242 miles per hour, earning it the distinction of being the fastest member of the animal kingdom. With their tightly packed feathers, chest muscles and long wingspan, the peregrine falcon was built for speed. They are also found throughout every region, except for Antarctica, making them the most widespread bird on the planet.
Find me at EPZ
Location: Main path; across from bison exhibit
Arrived at EPZ: Vincent - 10/23/2009, Zoey - 11/18/2015