The 5 Most Dangerous Animals in the World

Although these species don’t purposely intend to attack humans, they’ll do so if they feel threatened. In this article, discover the most dangerous animals in the world.
The 5 Most Dangerous Animals in the World

Last update: 13 April, 2021

People say that if you don’t bother them, they won’t attack you. But that isn’t always the case with the most dangerous animals in the world. Below, we’ll tell you all about these animals, which are best to observe from afar.

What are the most dangerous animals in the world?

In the following list, you’ll discover the most dangerous animals in the world. However, this doesn’t mean that they spend all their time attacking people.

1. The hippopotamus

Despite the fact that many people believe it to be a cute and chubby animal due to its round face and ears, the hippopotamus, featured on the main image of this article, is quite dangerous. This means that you can’t trust it!

This huge mammal with large tusks inhabits Africa and is responsible for hundreds of human deaths each year. It’s very strong and has a fairly uncontrollable temperament. Because of this, it can greatly harm those around it. If it feels threatened, it can be very stubborn and deadly.

2. The shark

Although sharks aren’t as dangerous as the movies have made us believe, it’s true that they can attack people who are swimming in the sea when they feel attacked or smell blood.

A shark in the water.

Furthermore, the species of shark also plays an important role, as not all of them kill. The great white shark is the one that attacks most people, followed by the tiger shark and the bull shark. The areas that are the most affected by these huge big-toothed fish are the United States, Australia and northern Oceania, South Africa, the Caribbean, and Brazil.

3. The Taipan snake

This reptile is one of the most venomous in the world, which is why it made the list of the most dangerous animals in the world. It inhabits Australia and there are several subspecies, all of about nine feet long and with brown skin.

The Taipan snake.

The venom of the Taipan snake coagulates the victim’s blood, blocks arteries, and is very toxic. No person has been able to develop an antivenom. In addition, those attacked require extensive care.

4. The bear

Yes, bears may seem friendly. However, some bear species, such as the brown and the black varieties, have a history of attacking humans.

A brown bear.

Most of the attacks have been registered in the United States (specifically in its most famous national parks, such as Yosemite or Yellowstone). Experts believe that these attacks have been due to the fact that the bears were either in mating season or were caring for their cubs.

Bears are deadly because they’re very strong, are taller than humans when they stand on their hind legs, and have sharp claws.

5. The scorpion

The last of the most dangerous animals to make this list is a small, extremely venomous, arachnid, which stings its victims with its stinger, located in the tail.

A yellow scorpion.

Although this species usually doesn’t attack without good reason, the truth is that, if it’s in a dark and humid environment, such as a drawer or behind a piece of furniture, it’s likely to want to sting people.

Obviously, there are many more dangerous animals in the world that you must be very careful with. For example, we can name the lion, the crocodile, the jellyfish, the buffalo, the elephant, spiders, and even mosquitoes. Yes, mosquitoes, because they transmit so many diseases!

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