Thursday, February 13, 2014

Most Dangerous Animals In The World

Humans are in the most wanted list for these animals .Check out 10 Most Dangerous Animals In The World

10) Poison Dart Frog

Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog, Yellow-Headed
Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog, Yellow-Headed Poison Dart Frog or Bumblebee Poison Frog, Dendrobates leucomelas, Family: Dendrobatidae, Location: Germany, Ulm, Zoological Garden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Poison dart frogs have  beautiful colours like yellow, gold, copper, red, green, blue, or black. Poison dart frogs produces neurotoxin from their back. This posion is enough  to kill ten humans at once!. However, of over 175 species, only four have been documented as being used for this purpose They  native to Central and South America.

9) African buffalo

The horns of males are almost grown together. ...
The horns of males are almost grown together. There are only a few hairs between the horns, other than female animals. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Cape buffalo weighs 1.5 tons! When Cape Buffalos face danger, they use their  horns to attack. They can be to 1.7 metres high and 2.7 metres long. Their eternal enemies are African lions. Owing to its unpredictable nature, which makes it highly dangerous to humans, the African buffalo has never been domesticated unlike its Asian counterpart, the Asian buffalo.

8) Polar Bear

English: Sow Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) near...
English: Sow Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) near Kaktovik, Barter Island, Alaska. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Polar Bears can weight approximate 410 to 720 kg. Polar bears are attractive and appealing, but they are powerful predators that do not typically fear humans, which can make them dangerous.Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time at sea.Their  native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle

7) Elephant

Male elephant in Etosha National Park, Namibia...
Male elephant in Etosha National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It is known that elephants kill over 500 people every year . The biggest ones are African Elephants and they generally weight up to 16 tons.Traditionally, two species are recognised, the African elephant and the Asian elephant.Musth bulls can be difficult and dangerous to work with and are chained until the condition passes.

6) Saltwater Crocodile

Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).
Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Saltwater Crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest terrestrial  predator in the world.Average size of males is 17 feet and 1,000 pounds , but specimens 23 feet long and weighing 2,200 pounds are found. They can move as fast Under water , It is known that a crocodile can kill one ton stallion in under a minute.

5) African Lion

african lion
african lion (Photo credit: deborahmancino)
Lions are the only cats that live in groups.Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia. They kill upto 70 people per year in Tanzania. .An African Lion can reach up to 250 kgs

4) Great White Shark

English: Great white shark at Isla Guadalupe, ...
Great white shark at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The great white  sharks are exceptionally large sharks lives in coastal waters in all major oceans. Their lengths can reach up to 6 metres and they can weigh up to 5 tons. 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.

3) Box Jellyfish

small box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri, possib...
small box jellyfish  (Photo credit: gautsch.)
Box Jellyfishes makes toxins that attack the heart, nervous system, and skin cells. Box jellyfishes are also called sea wasps and marine stingers.They live primarily in coastal waters off Northern Australia and the Indo-Pacific. A box jellyfish has upto 60 tentacles which are as long as 15 feet. Each tentacle has enough toxin to kill 50 humans.Box Jellyfishes are named as “world’s most venomous animal.

2) Asian Cobra

Asian cobra ready to strike
Asian cobra ready to strike (Photo credit: avlxyz)
Asian Cobras does not have the deadliest venom, this venom does make the most of what it has.It inhabits a wide range of habitats including grasslands, open forest, savannah and areas disturbed by human habitation. Asian cobras make  50 thousand deaths by snakebite per year. They are average 1 meter long. According to one study, it’s  mortality rate was approximately 15–20%.

1) The Mosquito

English: A female mosquito of the Culicidae fa...
A female mosquito of the Culicidae family.Size: about 10mm length(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The deadliest creature on earth, the anopheles mosquito, is responsible for more than 300 million cases of malaria each year In addition, they transfer diseases to more than 70 million people per year. However they have probably killed more humans than all other insects combines throughout history.Mosquitos can also carry dengue and yellow fevers, encephalitis, elephantiasis, and canine heartworm.

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