10 Most Dangerous Animals in the World



5. Hippo

Weapon: J aw

Hippopotamus have giant body structure and mostly found in Africa. They are also known as river horse because of their ability to move with a speed of 8 km/hour in water. This animal is herbivorous but fatal in antagonism. It is reported that they have been found eating meat several time in distinct circumstances.  They are ruthless amphibian as they live in water and land both. They show anger when other animals come in their region. The hippos can open their mouth up to four feet which can act like a tack hammer. Its sledgehammer mouth causes 100 to 150 casualties every year.


4. African lion

Weapon: Sharp Claws, Teeth and Speed

The king of the jungle has secured fourth position in the list of most dangerous animals. This animal belongs to the Felidae family of big cats. They are the laziest beast and rest for 20 hours a day. They are one of the largest living cats. They exist in sub Saharan Africa and some parts of Asia. They have outrageous speed, razor sharp claws and teeth to attack their prey and slice them into parts. They stalk their prey before attacking them and hunt in groups. They cause as much as 800 fatalities every year.


3. Piranha

Weapon: Sharp Edged Teeth

Piranha is a fish that belongs to the family of Characidae. This is a fresh water omnivorous fish that is an inhabitant of South African rivers. Their sharp teeth help them in fulfilling their ravenous desire of meat. Red bellied piranha is the most dangerous of all. It is assumed that they can dilacerate the flash of human body within a blink of an eye. They are also attracted towards blood just like their fellow creature white shark. According to the recent research their attacks on human beings are not very frequent.  Nevertheless it is very dangerous fish and hence came at number three in the list of most dangerous animals.


2. Box jelly fish

Weapon: Poison

Box or square jelly fish look interesting but are very venomous water being.  They are known for their potential venom. Some of their species have stings which is very harmful for human being. Sea wasp is another name that is given to its specie Chironex fleckeri which is most poisonous in its class. They are also called the most venomous creatures in the world. They have almost 60 tentacles which can be as long as 15 feet and contain toxin which is enough to kill 50 people. It is reported that they have taken away the lives of 5,567 people since 1884.


1. Fierce snake

Weapon: Poison

Fierce snake which is famous as inland taipan has taken 1st position. It is Australian native and belongs to the Elapidae family. Apart from the fact that it is the most toxin animal, it is very shy and escapes swiftly from trouble. Its length ranges between 1.8 meters to 2.5 meters approximately. It has a quality of changing color according to the season. Its color is found to be darker in winter and lighter in summer due to thermoregulation. It has enough amount of toxin which can cause death of 100 people in one go. It causes 50,000 to 125,000 casualties every year. This the highest rate of fatalities caused by any animal on the planet.

3 thoughts on “10 Most Dangerous Animals in the World

  1. Mosquitoes cause the most human casualties per year. Humans kill more sharks than sharks kill human. and the way they do it is so inhumane. they cut of their fins and then dump them in the ocean where they will either starve or bleed to death. Also, humans kill each other, more than any other species. I, personally, would put Humans at number one, mosquito’s at number 2.

  2. Mosquitoes kill people indirectly through disease and infection. this list is really more about direct deaths.
    regardless, the list indicates that it is putting things in order of fatalities to humans, and risk to other animals. in that case, how is the crocodile 7th when it outranks the great white, hippo, piranha and box jelly fish in terms of human kills per year?

  3. Perfect Ranking!!
    Recently I heard that the Bombardier Beetle (Brachinus crepitans) defends itself by jetting spurts of corrosive & pungent caustic potash from its glands!! Intimidating & incredible but less frequented in human dwellings.

    Taipan is ever the most dangerous :))


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