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Corrections to The Big Book of Animal Records by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor

ANIMAL SPEEDS

1. Peregrine falcon (diving): 112 mph

2. Goosander: 71 mph

3. Raven: 56 mph

4. Cheetah: 50 mph

5. Pronghorn: 45 mph

6. Ostrich: 40 mph

7. Thomson's gazelle: 36 mph

8. Vicuña: 31 mph

9. Secretary bird: 25 mph

10. Golden eagle: 22 mph

11. Magnificent frigatebird: 20 mph

12. North American elk: 20 mph

13. Lion: 20 mph

14. Plains zebra: 18 mph

15. Brown hare: 17 mph

16. Flying fish (gliding): 15 mph

17. Puma: 12 mph

18. Emperor penguin: 11 mph

19. Ruby-throated hummingbird: 10 mph

20. Warthog: 10 mph

21. Brazilian free-tailed bat: 9 mph

22. Killer whale: 8 mph

23. Chimpanzee: 8 mph

24. Sailfish: 7 mph

25. Greater horseshoe bat: 6 mph

26. Herring: 5 mph

27. Fennec fox: 4.5 mph

28. Humpback whale: 4 mph

29. Sphinx moth: 3 mph

30. Smalltooth sawfish: 2 2/3 mph

31. Black mamba: 2.25 mph

32. Egyptian giant solifugid: 2 mph

33. Desert jerboa: 1.5 mph

34. Krill: 0.5 mph

35. Pygmy shrew: 0.5 mph

36. Scallop: 1/6 mph

37. African rock python: 0.125 mph

38. Alpine black salamander: 0.0625 mph

39. Starfish: 30 ft per hour

40. Edible snail: 20 ft per hour

41. Red slug: 15 ft per hour

WINGSPANS

1. Wandering albatross: 11.5 ft.

2. Andean condor: 11 ft.

3. Marabou stork: 10 ft.

4. Bearded vulture: 9.5 ft.

5. Great white pelican: 8 ft.

6. Sarus crane: 8 ft.

7. Golden eagle: 7 ft.

8. Whooper swan: 6.5 ft.

9. Blue-footed booby: 5 ft.

10. Raven: 4.5 ft.

11. Giant golden-crowned flying fox: 4.5 ft.

12. Alpine swift: 1.75 ft.

13. White witch moth: 11 in.

THE LARGEST MAMMALS

1. Blue whale: 110 tons

2. African elephant: 6 tons

3. Giraffe: 1,800 lbs.

4. Tiger: 660 lbs.

5. Red kangaroo: 220 lbs.

6. Giant anteater: 66 lbs.

7. European hare: 13 lbs.

8. Bismarck flying fox: 1 lb.

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