Animal Olympics: who takes the gold?

With just a matter of days left of Tokyo 2020, let’s take a look at some of the athletes found in the animals kingdom. From the fastest flyers to the deepest divers, can you guess which creatures come out on top to take the gold medal?

Fastest flyer: Peregrine falcon

Peregrine falcons have the ability to reach speeds of up to 200mph whilst hunting their prey.

Longest jumper: Snow leopard

Although you may not think it, snow leopards are able to jump distances of 15m.

Heavyweight champion: Orang-utan

Orang-utan’s are the heaviest tree-dwelling mammals in the world, with males weighing as much as 85kg.

Super sprinter: Cheetah

These super speedy cats can run at speeds of 114.5km/h when chasing after their prey.

Fastest diver: Gentoo penguin

Gentoo penguins are capable of diving into the icy waters at speeds of 22mph.

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