Scientific Name: Falco peregrinus
Habitat: rock cliffs, tundra, savanna, prairies
Diet: birds, small mammals, reptiles
Life span: 20 years
Young: 2-4 eggs/clutch
Size: 750-1200 g (1.5-2.8 lbs)
Peregrines are the world's fastest animals, reaching speeds of 360km/h in their downward swoop when hunting.
Peregrines are successfully being reintroduced back into the wild. They were on the brink of extinction from overuse of chemical pesticides in the 1950s-1970s.
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