Our planet boasts an extremely diverse flora and fauna; and the total number of species present on the earth is more than 1,700,000. Many animals found in our world are quite vicious and some are astoundingly large in size. So today we have a list of Top 10 Biggest and Most Vicious Animals. These are definitely nature’s ferocious killers! Check out the list.
Tiger / Liger — The Biggest Cat
Felidae is the biological family of the cats; and a member of this family is called a felid. Tigers and cats belong to the same biological family. They both are Carnivores which means they feed on meat. Tigers weigh about 700 lbs. They are one of the most strongest cats. The largest big cat is a Liger (which is a lion and tiger mix) named Hercules. Hercules is 12 feet long and weighs about 900 lbs.
Peregrine Falcon — The Fastest Creature On Earth
Cheetah? No! Well, the fastest creature is the Peregrine Falcon. This speedy falcon can reach a speed of more than 240 miles per hour in a dive. Now that is fast!
Piranha — The Most Ferocious Fish
Piranha are the ferocious meat eating fishes. They famous for their extremely sharp teeth and their appetite for meat. They are found in South America and there are many species of Piranha out there. The red belly piranha is considered to be really deadly and ferocious.
Polar Bear — The Biggest Land Carnivore
The Polar bear is world’s largest land carnivore and also the largest bear. An adult male can weigh 350–680 kg (770–1,500 lb), while an adult female is about half that size. It is mostly found in the Arctic region. It is obviously quite wild and loves eating meat! Polar bears mostly avoid humans, but it’s better to stay away from them.
Anaconda — World’s Largest Snake
Yes, it is Anaconda. Although it is not the longest snake out there, it is definitely the largest one. One even weighted about 500 lbs! The Python Reticulatus can be about 33 feet in length. Quite large, right?
Whale Shark — The Biggest Fish In The Ocean
The biggest man eating fish is Great White. It is a ferocious fish that has big sharp teeth that it uses to capture its prey. The largest individuals are about 6 metres (20 ft) in length, and 2,268 kilograms (5,000 lb) in weight. It has a life span of about 30+ years. It is extremely fast and agile because of the fact that it has a very streamlined body.
But the BIGGEST FISH IN THE OCEAN is the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus). The largest individual was about 12.65 metres (41.50 ft) in length and 21.5+ tonnes (47,000 lb) in weight. It is a slow-moving filter feeding shark which can be found pretty much everywhere, as they inhabit all tropic and warm-temperate seas. Although they have extremely large mouths (obviously), but they feed on plankton, microscopic plants and animals!
Sea Wasp or Jelly-fishus stingalotus — The Most Venomous Creature
No, it’s not a snake! Quite unexpectedly, it is a sea creature. Well the name of the most venomous creature is Sea Wasp or Jelly-fishus stingalotus. It is known for producing extremely potent venom. Their stings are extremely painful and the venom from a single sea wasp has the ability to kill up to 60 adults. Sometimes the encounters and stings from sea wasps can be fatal for humans.
Colossal Squid — The Biggest Invertebrate
The Colossal Squid is the largest known invertebrate. It is sometimes also called the Antarctic or giant cranch squid. They are deep-ocean dwelling, so not much is known about them. Their size is estimated to be about 12–14 metres (39–46 feet) long. In 2005 fishermen pulled in a live male Colossal Squid that has a weight of more than 1,000 lbs and was about 32 feet long.
Blue Whales — Biggest Creature On Earth
Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) are the biggest creature on our planet. It is the largest known animal to have ever existed. The largest one found was a female with a weigt of 376,990 pounds and lenght of 90 feet. The longest blue whale ever found was about 110ft. But the downer is that they eat krill (Boring!).
Deadliest Creature Ever To Live on Earth
Well, this is where we win! Yes, man is the deadliest creature to ever live on planet earth. We are a deadly species that can kill anything. Man’s brain is the most powerful tool that he has against any other specie. So the ‘Deadliest Creature Ever To Live on Earth’ award goes to us Humans!