Top 10 Dangerous Animals That You Shouldn't Mess With

The animal world can be cruel, especially when the animals encountered are equipped with toxins capable of decimating humans. Some, howe...

The animal world can be cruel, especially when the animals encountered are equipped with toxins capable of decimating humans. Some, however, do not pay much ...

10. The Hippopotamus, not the most dangerous of animals

In last position, it is the hippopotamus, whose ultra powerful jaw causes each year many deaths in Africa. Usually calm, the hippopotamus can however become aggressive when it feels threatened. 100 deaths on average each year.

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9. The lion

Fast, powerful and fierce, it is not for nothing that he was elected king of animals. Despite his legendary laziness, the lion does not hesitate to attack tourist vehicles. Farmers, zoo keepers, veterinarians, animal trainers are victims of this plush-like animal every year. 150 people die on average each year following a lion attack.

Lion most dangerous animals
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8. The jellyfish

The main cause of fatal accidents due to jellyfish is the box jellyfish, a marine animal with 24 eyes that can weigh up to 2 kilos. Moving very quickly (up to 6 meters / second), it defends itself and attacks with its 6 meter long tentacles containing a venom that can be fatal for humans. About 150 people per year die from jellyfish related accidents.

jellyfish water sea
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7. The shark

The shark is indeed the king of the oceans. If it feeds on everything, its preference goes to seals and sea lions. But its peculiarity is to taste the food by biting into it before swallowing it. Bites that can be fatal. There are 170 to 200 shark attacks each year , however, less than a dozen are fatal.

shark attack
YouTube Capture: “13 Techniques You Should Know In order To Survive Wild Animal Attacks”, SYMPA

6. The elephant

A vegetarian, the elephant is nonetheless one of the largest mammals in the world, averaging 7 tonnes. No wonder that men succumb to the care of this animal or a herd. 500 people die each year from an elephant attack.

elephant dangerous animals
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5. The crocodile

With between 1,500 and 2,000 humans on its annual hunting table, the crocodile is one of the most deadly animal species. This huge lizard, which can reach more than 7 meters in length, camouflages itself very easily underwater and can spring up very quickly by catching its prey with its ultra powerful jaw.

Dangerous animal crocodile

4. The scorpion

The few scorpions installed in the south of France and in Corsica are not dangerous for humans. On the other hand, the bites of some species from Africa or South America can be fatal. They often hide in the cool places of hot countries and its responsible for about 3500 fatal bites per yer.
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3. The freshwater mollusc

Not all molluscs are born killers, only those in which the schistosome, a blood-sucking worm, has come to nest. Transmitted to humans, it causes varicose veins in the esophagus, which when bursting leads to fatal internal bleeding. Very widespread in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America, this worm is responsible for 20,000 to 100,000 deaths per year according to the WHO.

2. The snake

Snake bites cause more than 150,000 deaths a year worldwide. And if they are not always fatal, they very often result in an amputation of the poisoned member, in more than 300,000 cases, by lack of access to care or anti-venom devices.
antarctic snake
Credit: Max Pixel

1. The mosquito, one of the most dangerous “animals” for humans

There is nothing more banal than a mosquito. Parasite of our summer nights, we gladly crush it to avoid getting bitten. And so much the better, because the mosquito transmits many diseases. Malaria, for example, alone causes about 550,000 deaths each year. A real plague for decades mainly in African countries, where infected mosquitoes prefer to bite humans than animals .
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