Most of the animals are really cute and beautiful. And we mostly think that cute looking animals aren’t really harmful, but this is where we are wrong. Those cute little animals can be most prolific killers! Dangerousness of an animal and its potential to kill a human being does not depend on it size, cuteness or where it lives, as animals are responsible for a lot of deaths worldwide. So if you are curious to know which animals come in the list of Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals In The World? Then, check out the list given below!
10. Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon is called a dragon for a very good reason. It is largest lizard in the world, about 10 feet, and it is mostly found on Indonesian islands. Komodo Dragon will eat anything they find, from birds to water buffalos to humans, but their human kill count is quite low. Most probably because there is limited interaction between human beings and them. They are hunters who only eat about once a month. They have even been known to dig up dead bodies from shallow graves.
9. Tse Tse Fly
This little fly is responsible for a lot of human deaths. It is the large blood sucking fly, and is the primary carrier of African Sleeping Sickness. The African Sleeping Sickness kills about quarter of a million people every year!
We all know Leopards and we all are afraid of them. The are extremely strong, fast and dangerous, and they can even climb up a tree! So getting away from them is not an easy task. They become even more dangerous when they are wounded. They also like to hide their prey mostly by dragging its prey’s dead body up trees!
7. Carpet Viper
Carpet Viper is responsible for the most of snake related deaths worldwide. This snake has hemotoxin, which disables blood clotting. This means its victims blood would not be able to clot and it would slowly die as it bleeds out from every pore in its body. Most of the times the bites occur in areas that don’t have modern medical facilities, so the instances of its victim slowly bleeding to death over the course of few weeks is quite common.
6. Brazilian Wandering Spider
According to the Guinness Book of World Records Brazilian Wandering Spider is the most venomous spider in the world. The thing that makes this spider so dangerous is its tendency to wander around. So they can be found hiding in houses and cars of populated areas during daytime.
5. Blue Ringed Octopus
Blue Ringed Octopus is quite small, only about the size of a golf ball. But this beautiful little creature has enough venom that can kill 26 full grown adults. Unfortunately, no antidote is available. Its bite can kill a person within minutes as they will be completely paralyzed and unable to breathe. After the bite, its victims will maintain their consciousness for a few hours to let the venom get neutralized by their body. Its victim can be saved if artificial respiration is continued.
Yes, Hippopotamus! We all know they are mostly herbivorous, but what we don’t know is that they are also really aggressive and are considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. There have been cases in which they attacked humans without any provocation even to the point of destroying entire vehicles! Just look at them and consider their size, then you would know what we mean by dangerous!
3. Saltwater Crocodile
Saltwater Crocodile boasts a place at the top of the food chain. And they can eat anything, from water buffalo to sharks. Yes, sharks! The technique it uses to kill its prey is known as the “death roll”. In this technique it relentlessly flips its prey over and over in the water till it drowns and then comes apart.
2. African Elephant
They are the largest land animals in the world. They can be really aggressive and can even trample a rhinoceros or two to death. They can be really dangerous and destructive, and can sometimes even raze entire villages. Considering their size and those tusks, you can imagine how dangerous they can be.
Yes, you read it right. The number one on our list of Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals On This Planet is Mosquito. It should be no shock that this tiny bloodsucking creature is one of the most deadliest killers. The thing that makes it so dangerous is its ability to carry and transmit diseases from person to person. It is estimated that mosquitos transmit diseases to about 700 million people per year which results in 2 to 3 million deaths every year.