Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth

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6. African Lion

African Lion

African Lion is known as the King of the Jungle for its sharp claws, amazing speed of 50 miles per hour and deadly teeth. A full-grown male lion is about 6 inches taller than a tiger and weighs anywhere from 330 to 550 lbs (150-250 kgs), averaging 400. It hunts in groups and stalks its prey before attacking, running in bursts of up to 50 miles per hour. These lions hunt humans more often because they are wounded, old, have lost their natural prey sources, or simply like the taste of human meat.

 

7. Australian Salt Water Crocodile

Australian Salt Water Crocodile

The Australian Saltwater Crocodile is the largest living reptile and the largest riparian predator. This is the oldest reptile which can be found in Asia, Africa and Australia. They live in salt water and rivers therefore they are called saltwater crocodile. Their size ranges from 5 to 20 feet. This is one of the most dangerous animals of the planet. It is a terrifying predator with the strongest bite. It uses its bite to hold on to its prey while it uses its famous ‘death-roll’ to suffocate and drown its prey. Its jaws can insert 3,000 pounds of pressure per square inch and that is more than enough to kill a 150-300 pound man. It preys on not only fish but also birds, mammals, and other predators. It is said to kill about 2000 people every year.

 

8. Cape buffalo

Cape buffalo

Cape buffalos are resident of Africa and belong to the African bovine family of buffalos. They move always in the form of a herd. It is extremely aggressive and unpredictable. It can weigh between 1200-1800 pounds. Due to its dangerous nature and the threat it poses to humans, it is also known as The Black Death in Africa. It kills humans by often goring or trampling them to death. And the weird thing is that they attack without any need for provocation.

 

9. Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

The hippopotamus is the third largest type of land mammal, it is a large and mostly herbivorous mammal found in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae. They kill more humans on average each year than all African animals combined. This is a massive statistic when you think about it. Hippos are known for their huge mouth and they can weigh as much as 8000 pounds. Although they are slow and can run maximum at 20 miles per hour but when it comes to their mouth they can surely open it more than 4 feet to swallow their enemy. They are territorial animals that simply want to be left alone and given their space. If we do neither, we will pay with our life. This is why they are naturally deadly.

 

10. Polar Bear:

Polar Bear

The Polar Bear is said to be the most carnivorous bear, and is considered to be the largest bear in the world with exceptionally large males that weigh up to 1,400 pounds and stand over 8 feet tall on its hind legs. So, yes a single slap can easily kill us. They attract humans with their white fur and black noses. However, we often forget that polar bears are hunters, which mainly get their food by eating seals, walruses or whales. Sometimes they even attack humans they don’t consider us as normal prey, as the flesh of other carnivores is highly disliked. However, whenever polar bears feel threatened, they will charge at us, or when they are hungry, they might seek human flesh, though not often. Polar bears live all across the Arctic region, in Russia, Scandinavia, Alaska and Canada. But their numbers are falling quickly. Polar bears do most of their hunting on sea ice.

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