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10 Most Dangerous Animals

Human is said to be the greatest creation by God, which are brave, intelligent, bold, creative and etc. However, animals are very similar to the human being in many ways ( we will not discuss it scientifically, where human are placed in the animal group). Many of the animals reproduce similar like human beings, they also make their habitat, they also fight with each other for similar purposes as human do. In many ways, they are similar to human beings, else than scientifically. As observed in our daily routines, monkeys follow us, whatever we do, to follow is also one of the characteristics of human. In our lives we follow any superstar, intellectuals, singers, there are many to whom we follow.

I would like to share another example with you, by which you will know about the complexity of animals, a dog is said to be a faithful animal, I will surely trust on the words cause I have tamed many dogs. A dog is a creature with having many of the feelings like humans, is faithful although there is no faith remain in the human beings, they should be called the ‘ disloyal creature of the world’, just kidding.

1. Mosquito

They belong to the family of small, midge like flies: the Culiciade. They feed on the blood , and it has been estimated that this small animal transmit diseases to more than 700 million people annually , which results in 2 to 3 million deaths every year. This is the smallest animal in the list of most dangers animals but it secures the top position of our list, hence proved: size doesn’t matter. Mosquitoes themselves are not very dangerous but they act as vector (transmitting disease from one to other). They can spread many of the deadly diseases; such as yellow fever, chikungunya, malaria, tularemia, filariasis and live stock diseases .There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes, we will discuss some of them with you , Anopheles mosquitoes are the only specie which carries malaria, they also transmit filariasis and encephalitis. Culex mosquitoes carry encephalitis, filariasis and the West Nile virus and Aedes mosquitoes carry yellow fever, dengue and encephalitis. Major source of mosquitoes increase is the standing water all mosquitoes need water to breed so if we remove the source of standing water we can save to some extent from this dangerous animal.

2. African Elephant

These are the elephants of the genus loxodonta (from the Greek words loxo(oblique sided) and donto (tooth)). The genus consists of two extant species: the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. It is the largest land animal on the earth, it is one of the most intelligent animals in the world that seems friendly and cute but on the other hand it is extremely dangerous animal, that has great ability of hearing because of its big ears and it can also smell from a mile away. This is the most aggressive and most powerful animal and have the capability to trample even a rhinoceros to death. They are hyper- aggressive during musth. Musth is the bull elephant’s reproductive hormones, mostly testosterone, all of which rises 60 times higher than normal. In these circum stances elephant turns angry and can devastate many of the villages. They have weight around 16,000 pounds and cause death of over 600 people per year.

3. Deathstalker

Is a species of scorpion, a member of Buthidae family. It is also known as Israeli yellow scorpion, Palestine yellow scorpion, omdurman scorpion and many other names, which generally originate from the commercial captive trade of the animal. It is yellow in color and measures 30-77 millimeters (1.2-3.0 inches), with an average of 58mm (2.3 in) .This highly venomous scorpion is responsible for over 75% of scorpion related deaths every year. While a string from this scorpion is extraordinary painful, it normally would not kill an otherwise healthy adult human. However, young children, the elderly or the person who are ill, such as the persons who are allergic or are with a heart condition would be much at greater chance to increase the death rate of deathstalker. This animal’s venom contains peptide chlorotoxin, which is said to be useful in treating human brain tumors, and is also used in the regulation of insulin and in future it can be used to treat diabetes, according to the scientists and doctors.

4. Komodo Dragon

Is a large specie of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang and Padar. Dragon is also referred as Komodo monitor, is the largest living specie of lizard, growing to maximum length of 3 meters (10 ft) in rare cases and weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms (150 lb). They are like polar bears in their eating habit, they are not picky eaters. They will eat anything from birds to water buffalos to humans and they have even been known to dig up bodies from shallow graves. Their human kill count is so low similar to the polar bears. Their jaw is much flexible and can eat big pieces at a time. A interesting fact about them is that they really need to eat once a month.

5. White Shark

The great white shark, also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark or white death, is a species of large lamniform shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. It is a silent killer of marine life which gets excited by the blood in water. It is a dangerous animal with 300 sharp teeth’s ever ready to bite up everything which squashes water or gives a sensation. They have superlative sense of smell, they can smell blood from 5 miles and with the single bite its prey they can tear off 31lbs of a flesh, if you are within its 100 meters range, it can detect the voltage of your heart beat . This white predator is also capable of swimming fast even up to 25 miles per hour. This legendary beast don’t like humans as its prey because they are too bony , they usually let you go after the first bite and leave you to bleed out, and this test bite is so forceful and is enough to kill anyone and responsible for several deaths each year.

6. Saltwater Crocodile

They are also known as saltie, estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest terrestrial and riparian predator in the world. The males of the species can reach up to 6.7 m (22ft) and weighs as much as 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). The saltwater crocodile has a wide snout compared to most crocodiles. They kill hundreds of people each year in parts of South Asia and Africa. The saltwater crocodile is a tremendous hunter which can eat everything in its prey, is not much choosy regarding eating. In order to kill its food it make use of a technique called the “death roll” where it continuously flips its prey over and over in the water until it drowns and then comes apart. They are responsible for more than 2,000 deaths each year, and this powerful animal applies 3,000 pounds of pressure per sq inch with its jaw and that is enough to crush anything.

7. Brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria)

They are also known as armed spiders or banana spiders, are a genus of aggressive and venomous spiders. They are mainly found in tropical South America, with one species in Central America. It is named as the most venomous spider according to the Guinness World Records from 2010.Despite having nocturnal habits, they might be found at daylight in the shadow areas of the Mata Atlantica forest, they are also often found hiding in houses and cars of densely populated areas, especially during daytime. Not a good combination. Their venom has potential medical significance to the humans, its venom contains a potent neutrotoxin, which acts as a broad- spectrum calcium channel breaker.

8. Tsetse flies

They are large biting flies that inhabit much of mid-continental Africa between the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts, these flies are also known as tik-tik flies. These flies are multivoltine, typically producing about four generations yearly, and up to 31 generations total over their entire lifespan. There are 23 species of tsetse flies .This large blood sucking fly is the primary carrier of African Sleeping Sickness and therefore indirectly responsible for killing up to a quarter of a million people every year.

9. Carpet viper (Echis)

Echis is a genus of venomous vipers found in the dry regions of Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. It is also referred as saw-scaled vipers, its venom is hemotoxic and very virulent. According to some of the researchers, the Carpet Viper’s venom is 5 times more toxic than that of Cobra, and 16 time more toxic than the Russell’s viper(one of Asia’s most deadly snakes).Unfortunately most of the bites occur in areas of lack modern facilities so the victim slowly bleed to death over the course of several weeks, is also responsible for the majority of snake related deaths in the world.

10. Box Jellyfish

They are cnidarian invertebrates distinguished by their cube shaped medusae .It can weigh up to 4 and half pounds (2 kgs), with a bell that can reach the size of a basketball, with tentacles up to 10 feet long beneath. It is the most venomous creature in the world, it’s venom contains toxins that attack the heart, nervous system, and skin cells. Box Jelly have developed the ability move rather than just drift, jetting up to four knots through the water. Research shows that its venom can cause a human to collapse and die as quickly as within 2 to 5 minutes. This is involved in killing more people than sharks, crocodiles and stonefish, this information proves it venom capability.

Aaric Hale

Aaric Hale is a writer whose expertise includes an array of topics across several industries—having done several articles on science, history, and the latest trends. Interested in the act of learning itself, he tries to keep his mind busy with exploring histories, global news, and about the world. Aaric Hale also wants to contribute to the popularization of science and communicate ideas across the globe.