When you think about the most dangerous animals in the world, you might think about spiders or even sharks! However, neither of these even come close to being the most dangerous animals in the world. To find out more, check out below for the top 7 most dangerous animals in the world.
The deathstalker scorpion might not look extra scary, especially since they are so much smaller than many other types of scorpions. However, don’t let their small size fool you. They are in fact one of the most dangerous animals in the world and are responsible for around 3/4 of all scorpion related deaths.Children are especially in greater danger if stung by a deathstalker scorpion. However, even if you don’t die from being stung, you will go through some extreme pain.
Even though they are only the size of a normal house fly, the tsetse fly is one of the most dangerous animals in the world. They live mostly in sub-Saharan Africa in places such as the Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Sudans. The are a nasty blood sucking fly.
However, that is not the scariest part. Rather they are one of the most dangerous animals in the world because they carry the protozoan parasites Trypanosomes which is the cause of African Sleeping Sickness. They symptoms of this disease include disturbances in your sleeping cycle, poor coordination, behavioral changes, and even death. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the disease. The only ways to prevent getting bit is by wearing neutral color clothin, don’t go out during the heat of the day, and avoid bushes.
If you thought that fire ants were bad, watch out for the siafu ant! They are among the most dangerous animals in the world. Siafu ants live in colonies of up to 50 million ants. In addition, they don’t act as individuals but rather as a single entity. If you crush just one ant, expect the whole colony to come after to you.
In addition, if they bite you they are extremely difficult to remove. Even if you tear off their body, their jaws will remain clamped to your skin. As such, there are recorded incidents of the siafu ants taking down much larger animals. In fact, there are even cases of them attacking human babies and immobile persons.
The hippopotamus is one of the most dangerous animals in the world. This is due to the fact that the hippo is also one of the most aggressive animals in the world. In fact, they are so dangerous, that crocodiles and other dangerous animals rarely even bother them. In addition, in Africa, hippos cause the greatest number of human deaths every year.
You may be familiar with the Florida alligator. However, they are practically kittens compared to their cousins the saltwater crocodile which are more aggressive, more easily provoked, and extremely short tempered. In fact, the saltwater crocodile is the the largest and one of the most dangerous animals in the world. They can grow up to 23 feet in length and weight over a ton. They are even more dangerous than sharks, killing hundreds of people per year.
There are many snakes that have very lethal poisons. However, what makes the black mamba stand out is that not only does it have extremely deadly poison, it is also the fastest of all the snakes. In fact, it can slither at speeds of up to 12.5 miles per hour.
Fortunately, black mambas only tend to strike if they feel threatened. Unfortunately, if they do attack, they tend to bit repeatedly delivering enough poison to kill 10 people. If you don’t receive antivenom within 20 minutes, the bites are almost always 100% fatal.
One of the most dangerous animals in the world is the box jellyfish. In fact, they are among the most poisonous animals in the world. With just one sting from the box jellyfish, you will probably die. If you don’t, you will go through a lot of terrible pain.
There are actually several different species of box jellyfish. The most dangerous one is the sea wasp box jellyfish. While they might not look scary, make sure to stay far away!