MOST DANGEROUS ANIMALS IN THE WORLD

What are the creatures that you should fear the most, the most dangerous animals or ones? Well, does not the question sound vague, I mean fear is intrigued by various factors and they look no shape or size. People may say they fear lions, but let’s be honest, what are the odds of one encountering them? Every mammal has its own scary side, when it comes to animals, every fragile-looking animal has the capacity to amaze us with its defending skills when it comes to survival.

 

There is a wise suggestion made by someone awarded enough to not be a fool and mess with the creatures of nature, which being “Try not to meddle with the rested ones, it is in their nature to defeat when in danger”. 

 

 List of the most dangerous animals

If you want statistics to conform to the finding of the most feared animals that is a different case. Although, every animal can be a dangerous one if not handled properly, yet there are few whose physics alone can send shivers down your spine. Our encounter with the deadly animals usually is in movies, sharks, lions, wild chimpanzees, and whatnot. If you are looking forward to the real list of such deadly or most dangerous animals, well you are in the right place.

 

  1. Lion: The King is dangerous

Lion is regarded as the king of the jungle. According to a statistical report from “Science Focus”, lions are responsible for the death of over 200 humans per year. If you are hunted by a lion in a jungle, you might as well cut the chase short and accept the defeat. Giving up is not in the nature of the Lion, they are ready to go up to any length to win over their prey. Lion comes under the most dangerous animals in the world.

 

Lions are mostly inhabited in the open wildness of sub-Saharan Africa. These second largest cats in the world are very social animals. They are usually found in a huge group of 20-30 lions. The pride consists of up to 3 males and dozens of females and pubs. They also have shared responsibility in the pride. The male’s guards and marks the territory which can be up to 260 sq. km. The marking usually is done by roaring, urinating, and by keeping the outsides away from it.

Females are responsible for hunting. Despite their small physics, they are much quicker than males. They work in a team to take down their prey and prefer hunting mostly during the nighttime. The pride shares the meal, however, the adult male takes the first claim before the feast. These wild beasts can survive 4-5 days without water when scarce. They are labeled as the laziest cat in the world as they tend to spend 16-20 hours rest per day.

 

  1. Hippos:

Hippopotamus, otherwise known as Hippos are the living nightmare of humans. Trust me on this, you don’t want to encounter them ever in your lifetime. These herbivores live near the wetland and due to their unique skin and horn which has medicinal values, they are one among the endangered species.

 

Hippos are one of the largest living mammals. They measure 2.90 to 5.05m long, and their tail alone is about 35 to 56 cm in length. An adult hippo weighs around 1500 and 1300 kg, depending on their gender. Due to their build-in body structure, they are a bit slow in pace and are incapable of extensive physical pursuit. They are neither a good swimmer nor can float well in water. They have their eyes, ears, and nose on the roof of their skulls and prefer to remain submerged in the water.

The most powerful part of a Hippo is its jaw. They can open their mouths up to 180 degrees which is more than enough to make their prey vulnerable to them. Their teeth sharpen themselves and their incisors can reach 40cm to 50cm. The lifespan of a Hippo is typically 45-50 years. It is found that Hippos kill around 500 humans per year.

 

  1. Elephants: Sounds weird but is one of the most dangerous animal

Elephants are perceived as one of the most gentle mammals in the world. People love riding them and believe they have a softer side for humans. No doubt that it is true, that unless you see them in their worst, and then suddenly this goofy animal becomes a terror to mankind.

 

The largest land animals are about 10-11 ft. tall with a body mass of 5.2-6.9 tons in males, and 247-273 cm tall with a body mass of 2.6-3.5 tons in females. Their skeleton is made up of 326-351 bones and has around 21 pairs of ribs. Their trunk is the most versatile appendage with 150,000 separate muscles and can lift up to 350 kg. They are used for breathing, touching, holding, and sound production. They coexist with humans and are well recognized as human-friendly. But when it gets mad or when out of control the destruction it is capable of is unfathomable. Every year 600 humans are victims of elephants’ wrath and lose their lives.

 

  1. Crocodiles:

These large semi-aquatic reptiles are found abundant in the tropics. Crocodiles have narrower and longer heads with V-shaped snouts and have visible teeth even with closed mouths. They have special salt glands which help filter the sand out. The teeth of crocodiles can put so much pressure that it is barely impossible for anyone to escape and is the most dangerous animal. 

 

The reptiles crocodiles are very successful predators with a very little failure rate of missing out on their prey. They have acute senses and since their eyes and ears are on the top of their head, it allows them to lie low in the water and remain hidden from their prey. They have around 80 teeth which they replace over 50 times in their 35-70 years of life span. The crocodile has a cerebral cortex and a four-chamber heart. They lack sweat glands and hence, release the heat through their mouths. Crocodiles are responsible for the death of around 1,000 humans per year.

 

  1. Scorpions:

Scorpions are eight-legged animals who are recognized by a pair of pincers and a segmented tail. They use their pincers to grab and kill their prey or defend themselves. There are over 2,500 species of Scorpions, with 22 living species recognized to date. They are found in every continent except Antarctica, and mostly in subtropical areas.

 

They range in size from 8.5mm (0.33 in) to 23 cm (9.1 in). Their body is divided into two parts, also called tagmata, which are: Cephalothorax and the abdomen. Scorpions are found mostly in burrows, they dig a shelter a few centimeters long, or they might live in other small reptile burrows as well. They prefer a temperature in the range of 11-40 degrees Celsius. The Scorpions can also survive in temperatures of -30-50 degrees Celsius. Their ability to resist cold is due to the increase in the sugar level when the temperature drops. They generally prey on small insects but might as well pray on snakes and other reptiles. They kill around 3,300 humans annually. 

 

  1. Snake: One of the most dangerous animals responsible for human deaths

Snakes are elongated carnivorous species. They range from tiny, 10.4 cm long to large 12.8 meters in length. Most of the snakes are non-venom, but the few that have venom have the capacity to kill humans or any prey faster than one can comprehend the sting. A few times, the sting from a snake leaves a person in immense pain but they won’t kill them if the proper medication is available in time. Cobras, Vipers are the snakes that use their venom to mobilize their prey, injure them, or kill. The venomous snakes like Vipers and Elapids have advanced fangs which allow them to interject their prey.

 

There is a theory that snakes have evolved from burrowing lizards. Over the period of time, they evolved to their present state. Snakes track their prey using their smell. Their fork-shaped tongue provides them a directional sense of smell and taste simultaneously. The outer scale of snakes is sensitive to vibration which allows them to sense another being around them by sensing their faint vibration. They often shade their outer layer scales. They have a binocular eye with exceptional focusing abilities that rotates back and forth as per need. 138,000 humans become victims of snakebite every year. This makes snakes to be in our list of most dangerous animals.

 

  1. Assassin Bugs (Reduviidae):

Assassins bugs are the large cosmopolitan family of true bugs. They are recognized for their relatively narrow neck, unique build, and rostrum. They usually lay harmless, but if provoked they might stab you with their proboscis. There are around 7000 species that have been described amongst which 20 are recognized. 

 

They are usually 12-36, with elongated heads, long necks, and have a proboscis. The predatory Reduviidae produces lethal saliva and injects it into their prey, which helps kill them. They use their legs to hold the prey while feeding on them. They are also capable of camouflaging themselves with their surroundings. 10,000 people are killed by Reduviidae annually.

 

  1. Mosquitoes:

Mostly found in the swamp, damp areas these insects are lethal to human beings. They carry malaria, dengue, and other blood infection diseases with them. The female mosquitoes have tube-like mouth parts that can pierce the skin of the host and extract protein and iron needed for producing eggs. They transfer their saliva to the host during the bite, in normal instances that will only lead to rash, but on dangerous occasions, it might be the measure of transmitting dengue and malaria.

 

The mosquito goes through four stages of the life cycle: egg, larva, and pupa, and adult. Each stage lasts from 5 to 14 days, it may take months for the same process in cold weather. They usually mate within a few days after becoming an adult. Their life span depends upon the temperature and humidity. Adult mosquito lengths are about 3mm and 6 mm, smallest being 2mm, and largest ranging up to 19 mm. The weight is not more than 5mg on a usual basis. They have compound eyes which function individually. They feed on nectar, it is females who mostly feed on humans. Mosquitoes are the reason for 725,000 deaths per year due to various reasons such as malaria. 

 

  1. Leopards: The fastest and most dangerous ones

Leopard is one of the five extant species in the panther, a member of the cat family. They are listed as endangered species due to their declining rate. Their sharp teeth are sold at the black market, and heavy bidding is done in their flesh. Despite having short legs in comparison to other cats, they are extremely fast. It can run at a speed of 58 km/h. and can put you in danger.

 

The male leopard stands at around 60-70 cm, while the female stands at around 57-64 cm. Their weight is somewhere around 37-90 in males and 28-60kg in females. They are found with various colors in their habitat. A melanistic leopard is black in color, its common color is yellowish color with black patches, and white leopards (Which are rarely found these days).

They are solitary animals and associate only during mating. Females tend to stick longer with cubs and leave them only when they are able to hunt well and defend themselves against any troubles. They are very skillful when it comes to climbing trees and are known as one of the most vicious predators wandering in natural habitats.

 

  1. Human:

Human is capable of destruction no other being can fathom. Being the most intellectual being on the planet, humans also possess the ability to shake the world to its core. Wars, riots, violence, jihad, terrorist bombing, scientific experiments, inventions, every human activity possess one or the other threat to humans themselves.

 

One of the major sources of loss of lives and properties, where millions were massacred and billions worth of property had been destroyed, was World War 1 and 2. Both the deed conducted by humans with the thirst for power remains the most brutal form of destruction that ever existed. Every day thousands of people are killed by the actions of humans and due to the obsessive need of remaining powerful among all. In the name of development we have not just become each other’s enemy, but also have succeeded to turn nature against us. Every year there are about 4, 00,000 human casualties due to humans themselves.

 

List of most dangerous Animals (Reptiles, Amphibian, worms)

Despite the above mentioned, there are also many other dangerous beings that lurk in the dense shadow of jungles, water, and some even around us. Some of those deadly predators are as below:

 

  1. Sharks.
  2. Wolves.
  3. Jellyfish.
  4. African Cape buffalo.
  5. Tapeworms.
  6. Ascaris Roundworms.
  7. Freshwater Snails.
  8. Dogs.

 

There are many such animals that are dangerous. They exist harmoniously in nature within their habitat. These beings can merely cause any human casualties unless humans meddle in their ecosystem or try to evade their territory.

 

Amazing Characteristics of Animals

Animals are distinguished in nature and they possess unique characteristics. Some of those characteristics are amazing to find. A few of such amazing characteristics of habits found on earth are as below:

 

  • Octopuses have 3 hearts.
  • Female lions do 90% of the hunting.
  • A bat can eat 1 thousand insects in an hour.
  • A blue whale weighs equal to the weight of three elephants.
  • Pigs’ orgasm lasts for up to 30 minutes. 
  • Dogs can smell 100,000 stronger than humans can.
  • Animals like chipmunks and squirrels see in slow motion due to their fast metabolism.
  • Koalas have two reproductive organs and have fingerprints that are close to humans.
  • One gram of venom of the king cobra is enough to kill a person 150 times.
  • Some snakes can glow in the dark.
  • Bat is the only flying mammal.
  • After humans, it’s an elephant that goes through menopause.
  • Although cows can sleep standing, they need to be lying down to dream.
  • A housefly hums in the key F.
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