Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals In The World

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10- African Elephant

African Elephant
African Elephant

African elephant is dangerous land animal in the world. Their huge size makes them capable of crushing and killing any other land animal, including Lions, and humans are also at risk. Elephant have been known to suddenly attack cars and nonchalantly roll them over or toss them aside inside game reserves; however, these are isolated incidents and usually occur because thoughtless tourists try and get too close to a bull in musth, causing the Elephant to defend his territory.  It is also extremely unwise to get too close to a herd with babies – just like Humans, Elephants will protect their young at all costs!

The saying goes that an elephant never forgets, and this may explain an incident that occurred in Africa where some young elephants attacked specific villages in what is believed to have been a revenge mission for the massive culling that took place on their herds in the 1970 -80’s.

9- The great white shark

White sharke
White Shark

The great white shark is the top predator of the ocean and it is not killed by any other predator in the ocean. Few creatures strike more fear in humans than the great white shark. In reality, great white shark attacks on humans are rare – and it is even rarer for one of these attacks to be fatal.. The great white shark has been involved in some of the most chilling attacks on humans. In 1985, Australian Shirley Ann Durdin was torn in two and then devoured by a white shark. Rodney Fox had his lungs and stomach ripped open and required more than 360 stitches in a 1963 attack .In 2008, Dave Martin was killed in California when a great white bit off his legs.

8-  Hippopotamus


Hippos are usually found in Africa and are responsible for more human fatalities on the continent than any other large animal. Hippos are also very aggressive towards humans, whom they sometimes attack whether in boats or on land, commonly with no apparent provocation, and are widely considered to be one of the most dangerouslarge animals in Africa. Male and female hippos tend to have different reasons for attacking. A male hippo will defend its territory, which runs along the bank of a river or lake, whereas the female becomes aggressive in defending her young.

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A hippo can weigh as much as 8,000 pounds, with an average weight of about 3,500 pounds. It can run at speeds of 20 miles per hour, and its mouth can open up to 4 feet high. Its mouth can be used to crush like a sledgehammer.

7- African Lion

African lion
African lion

Lions and especially the African lions are the world’s to ten most dangerous animals and the most feared animals in the world. Lions are the only cats that live in groups. It is reported that they kill up to 70 humans per year in Tanzania. The number isn’t that much for King Of Africa.An African Lion can reach up to half a ton. lions have attacked people in their farms, lions have attacked people in their cars in many occasions while on their African Safaris, lions have attacked their trainers in circuses and lions still keep on attacking zoo keepers and porches in many parts of the world where these dangerous animals are still found.

6- Brazilian Wandering Spider

Brazilian Wandering Spider -
Brazilian Wandering Spider

The Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria fera) is an aggressive and highly venomous spider. It was first discovered in Brazil hence its name. However, this genus is known to exist elsewhere in South and Central America. The Guinness Book of World Records has named the Brazilian wandering spider the world’s most venomous spider. Its bite can be deadly to humans, especially children, although antivenin makes death unlikely.  If you are bitten, chances are nothing bad will happen.  Out of 7,000 cases, only 10 people died from its bite.

The spider only inject venom in approximately one-third of bites, and even then it’s usually only a small quantity.

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The venom causes extreme pain and inflammation, loss of muscle control and breathing problems, resulting in paralysis and eventual asphyxiation.

5- Cape Buffalo

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Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo is dangerous animal of the world. this is also known as Black death. African buffalo is the only species of wild cattle that can be found in Africa. It is also known as African buffalo, forest buffalo and savanna buffalo. African buffalo inhabits sub-Saharan parts of Africa. cape Buffalo kill around 200 people every year in Africa.  They’ve also been known to attack predators like lions.

4- Crocodiles

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The largest species of crocodile, also Earth’s largest reptile, is the Saltwater Crocodile, found in northern Australia and throughout South-east Asia. There is a report of a Saltwater crocodile in Australia that was 27 feet (8.2 m) long. The larger species of crocodiles can be very dangerous to humans. The Saltwater and Nile crocodiles are the most dangerous, killing hundreds of people each year in parts of South-East Asia and Africa. American alligators, Mugger crocodiles and possibly the endangered Black Caiman, are also very dangerous to humans. Crocodiles Killing up to 2,000 of people a year, it takes is a good look at one of these prehistoric beasts to realize just how deadly they can be.               Crocodiles are very fast over short distances, even out of water. They have extremely powerful jaws and sharp teeth for tearing flesh, but cannot open their mouth if it is held closed, hence there are stories of people escaping from the long-snouted Nile Crocodile by holding its jaws shut. The crocodile’s bite strength is up to 3,000 pounds per square inch, comparing to just 100 psi for a labrador retriever or 350 psi for a large shark. Despite their slow appearance, crocodiles are the top predators in their environment.

3- Inland Taipan

Inland thipan Dangerous Animal -
Inland Taipan

The Inland Taipan is an Australian native and is considered to be the most poisonous snake in the world. It is also known as small-scaled and fierce snake that can reach a total length of 2.5 metres. The inland taipan first came to the attention of western science in 1879. Two specimens of the fierce snake were discovered in the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in northwestern Victoria .

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2- Box Jellyfish

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Box Jellyfish

This is the most deadly jellyfish in the world, and one of the most deadly creatures on the planet altogether. It is also known as the marine stinger. Since 1954, 5,568 deaths have been attributed to this jelly. There fifteen tentacles on this type of jellyfish, which may extend ten feet in length. On each tentacle, there are around half a million darts. These microscopic darts are full of venom. Each one could theoretically kill up to 60 people. It is fast-acting, and may cause cardiovascular arrest within a matter of minutes. The pain from the sting itself is incredibly intense, and may cause death even before the venom does, as it can lead to shock. If miraculously you survive a sting from one of these jellies, you will be in an extreme amount of pain for weeks following the encounter.

 1- Mosquitoes

Mosquito sucking blood from human hand

What’s the most dangerous creature on earth? Without question the answer is: the mosquito. Mosquitoes are most  deadliest animal in world because small blood-sucking insect kills 2 million to 3 million people each year worldwide.According to the World Health Organization mosquitoes infect over 300 million people a year with Malaria and Dengue, just two of the life threatening diseases mosquitoes can carry. According to WHO of those 300 million 800,000 will die from Malaria and another 20,000 from Dengue.Mosquitoes can carry and transmit diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, Chikungunya and West Nile.


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