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The 25 most dangerous animals on the planet

  1. 1. THE 25 MOST DANGEROUS ANIMALS IN THE WORLD 25 most dangerous animals 1
  2. 2. Sometimes distinguishing between furry cuteness andpure destruction is not an easy task. In fact, many of the animals kingdom’s cutest critters also happen to be its most prolific killers. You think that cute little puffer fish is adorable? Will you hold your breath as you reach to pet it? The answer is Yes ! Forever. So keep that in mind as we go through our list of the worlds most dangerous animals. 25 most dangerous animals
  3. 3. 25 DeathstalkerThis highly venomous scorpion residing primarily in North Africa and the Middle East isresponsible for over 75% of scorpion related deaths every year. Although healthy adultsusually only feel unbearable pain, children that are envenomated suffer fever, coma,convulsions and paralysis before their lungs fill up and they drown in their own fluids. 25 most dangerous animals 3
  4. 4. 24 Africanized Honey BeeAn experiment gone wrong, in 1957 a Brazilian bee keeper who was trying to interbreed Europeanand African honey bees accidently let some of his “pets” get away. Much more aggressive thantheir European counterparts, these genetically mixed “killer bees” have since then spread throughout the Americas. They have come to be feared in some regions because of their tendency toswarm relentlessly and aggressively chase their victims for miles. 25 most dangerous animals 4
  5. 5. 23 RhinocerosRhino related deaths are not an uncommon occurrence in many parts of the world.Having terrible eyesight, they are easy to startle and once they have you in their sightsit can be hard to make an escape (unless you can run faster than 40 mph). See thehorn? Enough said. 25 most dangerous animals 5
  6. 6. 22 Cone SnailOne drop of venom from this little bugger is enough to end 20 human lives. Sometimescolloquially known as the “cigarette snail,” it has been said that when you are stung bythis creature, you’ll have just about enough time to smoke a cigarette before you stopbreathing. It’s not like it matters anyway though…there is no antivenom. 25 most dangerous animals 6
  7. 7. 21 StonefishLying camouflaged on the ocean floor, this ugly little mass of destruction calmly waits forother fish to swim by before opening its jaws with lightning speed and consuming itsprey…all in less than .015 seconds. Also known as the “worlds most venomous fish”,stepping on its spines will at best cost you your leg and at worst, your life. 25 most dangerous animals 7
  8. 8. 20 Great White SharkThese legendary predators have a terrible time distinguishing between the edible and the non-edible. There chosen method? Sampling. They sample buoys, boats, surfboards, humans,anything that floats. Contrary to popular belief, however, they really aren’t man-eaters.Humans are too bony, and after the initial bite, they usually leave you to bleed out in the water. 25 most dangerous animals 8
  9. 9. 19 Black MambaOne of the most feared creatures in the world, some experts have even called it “deathincarnate.” In Africa it is the source of numerous myths and legends and it is widely knownfor being highly aggressive, very fast, and attacking without provocation. 25 most dangerous animals 9
  10. 10. 18 Cape BuffaloHaving never been successfully domesticated, this highly unpredictable creature does not playnice with humans. Throughout Africa it is known as the “widowmaker” or “black death” and isresponsible for more fatalities every year than any other large animal on the continent. 25 most dangerous animals 10
  11. 11. 17 Poison Dart FrogPacked into 2 inches of colorful amphibian is enough poison to kill an army of 20,000 mice.This means that with roughly 2 micrograms, or the amount that would fit on a pinhead, youcould successfully stop the heart of a large animal. And to make matters worse, the poisonis actually located on the surface of the skin. You seriously can’t touch this. 25 most dangerous animals 11
  12. 12. 16 Polar BearUnlike most other animals on this list, the world’s largest carnivore is not afraid of you. Ithas no natural predators and will eat anything that is even slightly meaty, including otherpolar bears. Although they generally don’t kill humans, it’s probably because there aren’tmany of them around to kill. 25 most dangerous animals 12
  13. 13. 15 Box JellyfishKilling more people every year than sharks, crocodiles, and stonefish combined, this boxof death has been labeled “world’s most venomous animal.” Its venom is so potent infact, that in some cases treatment consists of little more than last minute CPR. 25 most dangerous animals 13
  14. 14. 14 African LionWhile humans are generally not on their hit-list, some lions have been known to actively seekout human prey. One famous case was that of the Tsavo man-eaters in 1898 who mauledand killed 28 railway workers in Kenya over a 9 month period. 25 most dangerous animals 14
  15. 15. 13 BoomslangAlthough they are relatively shy and don’t generally attack humans, when they do,things can get messy. Boomslang venom is a hemotoxin that disables blood clotting. Inothers words, its victims slowly die as they bleed out from every pore in their body. 25 most dangerous animals 15
  16. 16. 12Puffer FishConsidered one of the most poisonous vertebrates in the world, if you haveread our article about the 25 strangest foods in the world, you know that it is adelicacy in Japan. Puffer poison will, however, paralyze your diaphragm andstop your breathing if you fail to prepare it correctly. 25 most dangerous animals 16
  17. 17. 11HyenaWhile these predators may be wary of human interaction during the day, aftersunset the paradigm shifts. Although hyenas have been known to hunthumans throughout history, the behavior tends to increase during wartime anddisease outbreaks due to their strong affinity for human corpses. 25 most dangerous animals 17
  18. 18. 10 Komodo DragonVery much like Polar Bears, Komodo Dragons are not picky eaters. They will eat anything from birds to waterbuffalos to humans and they have even been known to dig up bodies from shallow graves. They are prodigioushunters and will wait stealthily until their prey approaches after which they will charge forward, rip out its throat,and retreat while it bleeds out. Once again, like Polar Bears, the only reason their human kill count is so low isprobably due to limited interaction as well as the fact that they only really need to eat once a month. 25 most dangerous animals 18
  19. 19. 9Tse Tse FlyThis large blood sucking fly is the primary carrier of African Sleeping Sicknessand is therefore indirectly responsible for killing up to a quarter of a millionpeople every year. 25 most dangerous animals 19
  20. 20. 8 LeopardWhen most animals are wounded they run away and hide. Not leopards. When thesedangerous creatures are wounded they become even more dangerous. Not only that, butthey’re strong. Anyone who has watched the Discovery Channel knows that they like tohide their prey out of reach. Translation: they drag dead antelopes up trees. 25 most dangerous animals 20
  21. 21. 7Carpet ViperResponsible for the majority of snake related deaths in the world, this viperuses a hemotoxin similar to that of the boomslang. Unfortunately most of thebites occur in areas that lack modern medical facilities so the victims slowlybleed to death over the course of several weeks. 25 most dangerous animals 21
  22. 22. 6Brazilian Wandering SpiderMeet the most venomous spider in the world, according to the Guinness Book ofWorld Records. What makes this critter so dangerous though is also how it got itsname – a tendency to wander. They are often found hiding in houses and cars ofdensely populated areas, especially during daytime. Not a good combination. 25 most dangerous animals 22
  23. 23. 5 Blue Ringed OctopusAbout the size of a golf ball, don’t let its small stature fool you, it holds enough venom to kill 26 full grown adults and asyou may have guessed, there is no antidote. Assuming that your friend ever gets bitten you had better know CPRbecause you can be sure that within minutes they will be completely paralyzed and unable to breathe. Mother nature,however, shows no mercy and they will maintain their consciousness for the next few hours until the venom is neutralizedby their body. This is of course assuming that you, or someone at the hospital, continues artificial respiration. 25 most dangerous animals 23
  24. 24. 4HippopotamusAlthough they are mostly herbivorous, they are also highly aggressive and arewidely regarded as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. They havebeen known to attack humans without provocation even to the point ofdestroying entire vehicles. 25 most dangerous animals 24
  25. 25. 3Saltwater CrocodileSitting at the top of its food chain the Saltwater Crocodile has been known toeat everything from water buffalo to sharks. In order to kill its food it make useof a technique called the “death roll” where it relentlessly flips its prey over andover in the water until it drowns and then comes apart. 25 most dangerous animals 25
  26. 26. 2African ElephantThe world’s largest land animal, elephants can be fiercely aggressive and havebeen known to trample even a rhinoceros or two to death. They seeminglyhave the capacity to display bouts of rage and have even engaged in activitiesthat have been interpreted as vindictive, razing entire villages in the process. 25 most dangerous animals 26
  27. 27. 1MosquitoMoving from one of the largest animals in the world we now come to one of thesmallest. As small as it is though, it is also the deadliest. It has been estimatedthat mosquitos transmit diseases to almost 700 million people annuallyresulting in 2 to 3 million deaths every year. 25 most dangerous animals 27
  28. 28. Thank you for your attention 25 most dangerous animals 28

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