Basically saying, most of the Wildcats in the world are not man-eaters, but can impose great dangers on them. Tigers were always and is the best animal to entertain for both infants and kids. Wildcats just by the name symbolizes that they are really really wild. Truly said, the same power is not sustained if the same wildcat species are made to grow in the domestic environment. Adding to the fact of being dangerous, the Wildcats are always threats to humans and other smaller animals due to their immense strength. Ironically, the world tigers population have gone down massively and caused the world to protect them, in turn, to avoid them from being extinct. Out of these dangers and threatened species, we have got for you the 10 most dangerous wildcats in the world that posses bolting speed, incredible ambush techniques and terrifying chases.
10. Eurasian Lynx
Eurasian lynx can resemble like a domestic cat but is not. If you ever come across a Eurasian lynx, then its time for you to move away from it. The Eurasian lynx is a wildcat residing majorly in the remote forests of North America, Europe, and Asia. Additionally, there have been no dangers as far recorded from them on humans, but precautions are always much better. Lynx’s vision is a powerful spotlight and grabs a mouse wandering at 250 feet away. Just imagine, the adult ones can easily kill the deer itself. The adult ones tend to attack by stalking and jumping on the prey to produce an ambush.
9. Amur Leopard
As we are all aware of the actual leopard, the Amur leopard is a variant in the leopard species to be taken into concern when dangers from them are into considerations. The Amur leopards reside majorly in parts of southeastern Russia and northern China. Additionally, even this animal species are listed in the IUCN Red List as critically endangered. Further, in terms of appearances, they can be differentiated based on the thick fur and unbroken rings on their body. They are not the actual man-eaters but can sustain dangers to humans. They possess the same characteristics as that of a leopard, having lesser strength than them.
One fact to regret about the leopards is their red alert for very few remaining in the world. Spotlighted by the IUCN Red List, the leopard is accounted in the list of the Vulnerable species. The leopards reside in a wide range, spreading from sub-Saharan Africa and some regions of Asia. Always not to underestimate as they are ranked eighth since people suggest their looks and behavior are scarier than the other dangerous animals.
While it is hard to identify a leopard because both Jaguar and leopard look almost similar. One primary factor to distinguish is the camouflaging fur and the strength that they sustain. Further, the dangers from leopards on humans are usually less, as they tend to avoid them most of the times. The leopards consist of the muscular body comprising of short limbs and a wide head. Finally, in terms of kill count, the leopards have killed over 500 people in India, which is accounted as one of the extreme animal attacks even today.
Best know for its speed, the cheetah is one such animal to be taken into concern against the threats caused to humans and animals from their end. The cheetah name is derived from Sanskrit, which was then moved to Hindi. The main weapon it sustains is the speed, as it is considered the fastest land animals in the world. The cheetahs reside majorly in parts of Southern, North and East Africa.
Further, in terms of dangers caused by them, the cheetahs attack the prey by swiping their body as they chase. Additionally, they hunt most of the times in low lights after the sunset to avoid obstructions from lions and hyenas. While they are in a chase, the cheetahs’ pounce at their chasing preys just once after which they tend to lose interest on them if not caught. The cheetah’s dewclaw is lethal enough to trip the prey on grounds off at just a single swipe.
6. Snow Tiger (write more)
Snow tiger is prominently one of the most ruthless wildcats. Also recognized as “white tiger” or “bleached tiger”, the tiger is a mere variant of the Bengal tiger. Residing majorly in parts of Indian sub-continents such as Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and Assam. As they are the variants of Bengal tigers being the most dangerous, the snow tigers as well fall under the same characteristics with lesser prone on threats to humans. In terms of appearances, the tiger’s body is complete with white fur with dark stripes all over the body.
If you are aware of the Puma brand, then there you sustain the power while going live with the cougar. Cougar, also recognized as “mountain lion” or “Panther”, is the largest animal living in the Western Hemisphere. While the attacks are pretty much rare on humans, there have been increasing in the number of attacks due to invading in cougar habitat in North America. Additionally, as “puma” was mentioned earlier, the word was derived from Spanish symbolizing “powerful”. Further, cougars are the second -heaviest wildcats after the Jaguar. Finally, as per the taxonomy and fossil history, the animal was known to have originated over 11 million years ago in Asia. Also. they are considered ambush predators and targets the prey from any directions possible.
Jaguar is considered incredible in terms of power, which majorly resides in parts of the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Being considered as one of the dangerous wild cats, they are one among to be highlighted in the Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. Additionally, the Jaguars are the third largest wild cats. While considering the threats to others, the Jaguar’s hunting skills are exceptionally terrifying.
Unlike other animals targeting the body of the prey while hunt, the Jaguar tends to target the head portion. Further, the whole intent of Jaguar behind the hunt is to kill the prey at a single shot. While they are not fans of man-eating, they are very less seen attacking humans. Being said that, it is always good to take enough precautions though they seem to be no much harm to humans. The power contained in their paws are always to be wondered, as a single wave on dogs is much enough to kill them.
The king of the jungle somehow managed to slip to the third spot to be considered as the most dangerous cats. Lions, though possess enough strength to kill any other animal on the list, they are most of the times slow in terms of speed as well as reflexes than the other cats. But, doesn’t matter if they are slower, if they must fulfill their hunger, then the lions can be incredibly fierce. Further, though they are very dangerous for humans, the lions don’t hunt humans in specific for their hunger. However, there have been over 1000 attacks on humans between 1988 and 2009 in south Tanzanian.
2. Bengal Tiger
Bengal tiger, residing majorly in the Indian Subcontinents, is a very dangerous and prominent cat of all time. Additionally, considering the importance of it, the Bengal tiger is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh. Also recognized as “the Royal Bengal tiger”, the tiger hosted its first habitat in Indian subcontinents about 12,000 years ago. While accounting the dangers from the Bengal tigers, they are very fast in terms of reflexes. While they are behind the preys, the primary technique they follow will be to attack from sides rather from the back. Intelligent in hunting, they basically pounce and grab the throats to fulfill their hunger. Further, the cat breed had killed 20 rhinoceros and some venomous snakes in Kaziranga National Park in 2007.
1. Siberian Tiger
Siberian tiger is considered the most dangerous wildcats in the world, due to immense power they sustain. By the name, the tiger is specific to the Russian Far East and Northern China, residing majorly in Siberian regions. Further, in terms of outrage, the tiger is to be cautiously considered due to unimaginable attacks on both humans and animals. However, though there have been a lot of attacks on humans, the Siberian tigers are not the man-eater. But, if you are in their range, then you are certainly wishing for a suicide attack. In Siberian regions, you can even see the warning sign board, to be cautious from the tiger attacks. Since the 19th century, there have been many attacks on humans, usually in the parts of the Far East in Russia.