Mother Nature populated the Earth not only with cute and fluffy creatures, with whom we love YouTube videos, but also with real killing machines, the meeting with which for humans is often the last one in life.
We present you the most dangerous animals in the world, from seemingly innocuous miniature killers to huge and deadly monsters.
15. Poisonous frogs
Basically, all poisonous species of frogs live in Central, South America, or Madagascar. Their peculiarity lies in the fact that their glands produce poison, which by its strength can kill an adult or even several.
The danger level of this species is mitigated by the fact that they do not attack themselves, and can harm a person only if they keep such frogs in their hands for a long time.
14. Polar bear
It would seem that the greatest creation: polar bears look quite like teddy bears, they are prototypes of many fairy-tale and animated characters, favorites of children. But in reality, in real life they are cold-blooded predators, representing a great danger to humans.
Some time ago, they were actively exterminated by poachers, and polar bears were very rare even in their natural environment. When their numbers were restored, for some reason they sharply ceased to fear people and even began to go easily to the settlements, thereby threatening the lives of many people.
Perhaps one of the most frightening animals of our rating. The huge mouth of a crocodile with teeth-stakes plunges a person into horror. Moreover, this animal has an incredible speed, and it is almost impossible to notice.
While the inhabitants of Africa (where crocodiles live) deify them, tourists consider these predators the fiercest of their kind.
Probably, it will seem strange to many to see these, at first glance, cute little creatures in our ranking. Looking into the big round eyes of these charming monkeys, the language does not turn to call them dangerous to humans, and even suggest it. But, unfortunately, the way it is.
Now the monkeys have settled closer to urban settlements and are getting food in the urban environment, in connection with which the cases of attacks on people (especially young children) have increased.
The leader of the ranking of the most dangerous animals in the world is a fly. An ordinary fly that we can see every day on the street or in our apartment. Paradoxically, but this small harmless creature is capable of causing tremendous harm to human health, sometimes even fatal.
The fact is that flies spread harmful bacteria that can provoke such diseases as tularemia, trachoma, anthrax and many others.
The snail with a funny name is a predator from the gastropod family. You can easily confuse it with any other snail on the beach, but this creature is deadly. Only one drop of cone poison can kill twenty adults.
There is no antidote to it, which means that if such a snail bites you, you will almost certainly die within a few minutes. Most cones live in warm tropical seas, but there are those who live in high latitudes.
These horned giants can weigh more than 700 kg and even the lion will be afraid to go out with a buffalo one on one. Buffaloes, as a rule, are kept in large groups, and will not tolerate the slightest threat to the young.
Their attack begins with a takeoff run, and in the course goes the main "ram" weapon - long horns. And when the victim's body falls to the ground, the buffalo begins to stomp on it with its hoofs. In Africa, buffaloes kill more than 200 people a year.
8. Black mamba
The eighth number of our deadly charts is the largest snake in Africa (up to three meters). In fact, the mamba is not black, its scales are usually brown or olive in color, and the snake received its name from the inky black cavity of the mouth, which it demonstrates when threatened.
In pursuit of an unlucky victim, a reptile can reach speeds of up to 11 km per hour over a short distance. Having caught up, without hesitation, it will release a poison so strong that one portion can kill a dozen people within an hour. Mamba bites do up to a dozen times in one attack. Without an antidote, its bite is always fatal.
Elephants are among the 10 smartest animals, but they can show aggression and participate in destructive actions against humans. In India, male elephants regularly enter villages at night, destroying homes and killing people.
According to statistics cited in the National Geographic article (2005), about 500 people die each year due to the attacks of elephants.
6. Great White Shark
This predator can be found in all the world's oceans. A huge fish (adult shark, as a rule, grows to 6.4 meters in length) is responsible for the majority of attacks on people by sharks.
Despite its reputation and what you saw in films such as the most popular “Jaws”, the great white sharks do not prefer people to all their other “dishes”. People are too bony for them and most likely will be spat out after the first bite.
Most of the attacks occur because the shark makes a test bite to make sure that the prey is edible (as it does not only with people, but also with buoys, fragments of surfboards and boats).
5. Sea wasp
The fifth place in the ranking of the most deadly animals on Earth is occupied by a square-shaped jellyfish that lives off the northern coast of Australia. It is called the jellyfish box or sea wasp because of the tentacles, each of which is equipped with stinging cells. They release microscopic stings injecting poison into the victim.
These sea creatures are difficult to see because they are almost transparent, and reckless bathers may stumble upon the tentacle of a sea wasp quite by accident.
Surprisingly, ordinary vinegar is an effective treatment for someone who was stung by a jellyfish box. Vinegar should be applied to the stung area and we hope that this advice will never come in handy.
The hippopotamus, or "river horse" kills people more often than other large animals. Contrary to popular belief, hippos can not really breathe under water, but they hold their breath for a long time and, being heavier than water, can walk on the bottom “like dry”.
Females with small calves are the most dangerous and, if you are a sane person, you would prefer to stay away from their huge jaws and 51-centimeter tusks. Believe it or not, the whale is the closest living relative of hippos.
3. Brazilian wandering spider
In 2010 he appeared in the Guinness Book of Records as the most poisonous spider in the world. It is a potentially deadly representative of arachnids found in tropical South America, and one species lives in Central America.
The word "wandering" in the name of the spider is due to its tendency to wander through the jungle at night. Unlike many spiders that avoid people, these spiders often live close to human habitation. They often hide in homes, clothes, cars, shoes and boxes.
The only good news is that there is an effective antidote that quickly neutralizes the poison when a multi-legged "wanderer" bites.
The second place in the list of the most dangerous animals in the world went to the biggest cat. A lion can attack a weakened or injured person. In Tanzania and Mozambique, lions kill hundreds of people every year.
1. Mosquito - the most dangerous insect
Mosquitoes may look harmless and cannot be called the most amazing animals, but they are much more deadly than any other creature on the planet. Every year from 2 to 3 million people die from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes live in almost all regions of the world, only Antarctica and Iceland are free from them. They are active throughout the year in hot and humid tropical areas, but are sent to winter in colder regions.
In addition to malaria, these blood-sucking insects can spread diseases such as elephantiasis (elephantiasis), yellow fever, and West Nile virus.
Today, in parallel with the development of tourism, the mortality rate of people from wild animals is growing. This is not surprising: when traveling on, for example, to tropical islands, people rarely think about their safety and methods of precaution, rarely study the scientific literature on the local flora and fauna. This, in the end, and in most cases leads to death. Therefore, if you are going to rest, you must know who you should be wary of. In this, of course, our article will help you.
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24. Africanized or killer bee
The killer bee is a hybrid of the African bee with the European bees.
This bee was bred in 1957 in Brazil. But the experimenters did not take into account that African bees are much more aggressive than European ones, and their venom is especially toxic. Due to an annoying misstep, several bees broke free and multiplied.
It is known that such bees are able to attack a person and chase their prey for several miles.
Rhinos are very fearful creatures, if you get too close to them, they can get scared and start attacking you, trying to pierce their horns. From the powerful horns of rhinos, many brave souls died. According to statistics, every year at least one person dies from the attack of rhinos.
Moreover, it is extremely difficult to get away from them, because they are able to reach speeds of up to 30 km / h. Having broken the body with its horn, the rhinoceros begins to stomp a man with its powerful hoofs.
20. Great white shark
These legendary predators eat everything you can eat. And how do they check whether the object is edible? They just bite him. Although, of course, despite the widespread conviction, this type of shark does not prey on humans. For them, we are too bony. So the white shark will simply taste you and leave you bleeding.
In the year she kills even more people than sharks, crocodiles and fish-stone combined. Burns caused by their stinging cells can be fatal.
Although usually people are not the object of their prey, lions may well break a person into small pieces. In 1898, one lion was able to kill 28 people in 9 months.
The poison of this snake contains hemolytic toxin, which stops blood clotting. In other words, its victims slowly die, bleeding from every pore of their bodies.
The most poisonous vertebrate in the world. The fugu poison paralyzes the diaphragm and stops breathing.
Hyenas are afraid of people in the daytime, but at night everything changes, and they may well begin to hunt for a man. Their behavior becomes even more aggressive during wars and diseases, as these predators love to feast on the corpses of people.
10. Komodsky monitor lizard
Komodo lizards are not particularly picky about food. They can have dinner with a bird, a buffalo, or even a man. It happens that they even tear fresh human graves and eat corpses.
These are very intelligent predators - they will not move and impersonate until the victim comes close enough, after that they pounce on the object of the hunt, tear his throat and wait until the victim has bled to death.
9. Fly tse tse
This sucking blood fly is a carrier of sleeping sickness, and therefore a quarter of a million people die from its bites every year.
Most animals will immediately run away if they are injured, but not a leopard. If you wound a leopard, he will only become more angry. Leopards lurk in the trees and, jumping from there, attack their victims.
5. Blue-okolat octopus
Despite their small size, these octopuses have an aggressive nature and are recognized as one of the most venomous animals in the world.
Being disturbed or defending, they may well attack a person. And yes, there is no antidote to their poison.
Although they are mostly herbivores, these animals are extremely aggressive and are considered among the most dangerous animals in Africa.
These thick-skinned and fat-ass milas can break a person in half with a single bite. About 3,000 people are killed by hippopotamus annually.
2. African elephant
Elephants can even trample a rhinoceros. And African elephants can remember the insult and revenge. There were cases when elephants trampled entire villages.
Mosquitoes infect malaria about 700 million people a year, from which about 2-3 million people die every year. These are the most dangerous animals in the world.
You may be surprised, but our rating does not reveal a terrestrial mammal, which alone can inspire a deep feeling of fear, but an underwater inhabitant of the sea - the Australian jellyfish. This inhabitant of the northern coast of Australia has such a deadly poison reserve that it can kill 60 people in some three minutes!
Such a jellyfish is also called the "sea wasp", because its poison can simultaneously hit the nervous system, heart and skin. It is almost impossible to help a person who was hit by the poison of such a jellyfish, because, in most cases, he dies 4-5 minutes after contact with her.
Despite its small size, it can have about 60 tentacles, each of which is equipped with up to 5,000 poisonous cells! Environmentalists argue that in recent years the population of such jellyfish has been growing rapidly, linking this fact with global warming. Do not underestimate them, because such jellyfish are the most poisonous animals on our planet!
In the dense thickets of the African continent you can find a huge number of snakes and reptiles, which are deadly poisonous, but perhaps the most dangerous among them is the Egyptian cobra. They, to a greater extent, live in northern Africa and are among the largest snakes.
Their length can reach 2 meters. Behind the eyes of such a predator are glands that are capable of releasing poison of extremely strong effects, causing rapid paralysis of the respiratory tract, as a result of which the victim dies.
Despite the fact that such animals, in general, do not attack first, bite only if disturbed or frightened, you still need to be very careful, because they are not afraid of people and, if necessary, will attack quickly and very neatly.
One of the largest land-based predators in the world, which may seem white and fluffy from the side, but in fact, a fierce polar bear can only carry a man’s head with one powerful paw blow.
These animals are fast and agile, swim well in cold water and are especially dangerous when they protect their young. If such a predator runs on a person, then there is practically no chance for a person to survive, because the animal instantly catches up and kills.
The most dangerous and terrible reptiles in the world are crocodiles, who are first-class hunters, skillfully disguised and waiting for their victim for hours. They live in some countries of Australia, the waters of the rivers of Africa and America, considered there as one of the most dangerous animals.
For example, a variety of black caiman living in the waters of the Amazon River, its length reaches 5 meters. Such a crocodile is able to instantly appear from its refuge, grab the victim in a matter of minutes, drag it into the waters of the river and tear it to death.
Small fish that live in flocks and have the unique ability to “hang” in one position in the water, are able to gnaw the carcass of a bull or a large cow in a few minutes.
Most often they hunt small marine animals and insects, but they can easily attack a person who decides to move somewhere near their flock. The great danger of such fish lies in their sharp canines, which are able to literally tear the living flesh into pieces.
A large and dangerous animal that lives in South Asia and Central Africa, most often lives in deserts and savannas. Sharp fangs, dexterity and speed allows the lion to very quickly catch up and kill the victim, but at the same time, they still avoid elephants, buffaloes and hippopotamuses.
Usually lions live in small family flocks called prides. All of them are experienced predators, who sleep most of the daylight hours and go hunting at night, statistics say about hundreds of people who become victims of such animals every year.
The largest land animals that can weigh about 5-6 tons. Annually about 500 people die from powerful tusks of elephants, however, it is worth noting that most of these animals are completely non-aggressive, and their violent behavior is a reaction to the provocation of man himself. The only thing that can constitute a real threat is an elephant driven out of the pack during the mating season.
Frog spotted woodcutter
Bright and cute, but very poisonous frog, which is a frequent inhabitant of tropical forests. The color of such a mammal varies from yellow and gold to red and blue. Just think, the poison in such a little one is enough to kill 20 people or two elephants at once!
Еще одно из самых опасных и крупных африканских животных, которое только на первый взгляд может показаться неповоротливым и медленным, поэтому его не сильно боятся люди и даже сами звери.
Но как оказалось, не смотря на то, что в нашем рейтинге бегемот расположился в самом конце, в разъяренном состоянии он способен разорвать или затопать и слона, и человека. And although the hippos, mostly eat meat, in some cases they can not disdain and meat.
Blue ringed octopus
It is hard to believe that a being the size of a tennis ball can cause irreparable harm to human health. Ring-shaped octopus is not able to overcome a person by force, but he becomes an excellent opponent thanks to the strongest poison. Before attacking the victim, the animal dramatically changes its color. The body of the octopus becomes dark in color with pronounced luminous spots. The defeat of a person with poison leads to blindness and suffocation.