According to Google, and wikipedia, the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird and ‘fastest member of the animal kingdom’. The Peregrine Falcon is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high-speed dive).
National Geographic has also measured the highest speed of a peregrine falcon, putting it at 389 km/h (242 mph). To put this in better perspective, if the Peregrine Falcon were a car, it will the 13th fastest car in the world in 2020, beating even the latest Pagani Huayra-BC in speed, and almost be at per with the Bugatti Veyron super sport.
This remarkable bird, now endangered, is said to have flown in from Finlands, perhaps on an experimental trip to Delta but unfortunately met it’s Waterloo. An iron tag which read “Museum 200L Helsinki Finland” was found attached to one of it’s claws.
See the tweet posted about the incident by a Twitter user @wakajugbe below:
This peregrine falcon was killed in a town called Ofagbe in Delta State. The bird flew all the way from Finland to Delta State as the tag on the bird read ” Museum 200L Helsinki Finland” pic.twitter.com/RfsjDkpCQj
— #EndSARS Minister Of Infrastructure🏳️🌈 (@wakajugbe) November 27, 2020
As at press time, it remains yet unknown why the rare Falcon was killed, but many social media users allege local believes associating birds especially big ones with witchcraft as the reason.