Top 10 Deadliest Animals In The World

Animals are amongst the most beautiful creation of Mother Nature, and these are considered dangerous only due to, irk created by the opponent. The response to the irritations created by opponent, are so lethal that, it can kill in minutes. There is a belief that the animals that are more dangerous are more afraid than the opponent. There are certain criteria, when dangerous animals are into consideration. Majority of them listed below are dangerous due to the act of survival in the nature.

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Here is the list of top 10 deadliest animals in the world:

10. African Elephant

african elephant

African Elephant is the most dangerous animal of all time, and is known for killing huge number of people around the world. It is the largest land animal, which stands 10-12 feet and weighs over 2000 kg. Their brain also happens to be the largest among land animals, and is very intelligent. They are by far the most aggressive animal, which can gore on any unsuspected person and kill them.

9. Blue Ringed Octopus

Blue Ringed Octopus

Blue Ringed Octopus is one of the most venomous octopuses in the world, which is powerful enough to kill 26 adult humans. A typical Blue Ringed Octopuses are about the size of a golf ball, which measures about 12-20 centimetres. Such a tiny octopus can contain hefty amount of venom to kill any animal within minutes, and there is no known antidote for this venom. They are found mainly in Pacific and Indian Oceans, and inhibits live in coral reefs and tide pools.

8. Cape Buffalo

cape buffalo

Cape buffalo is one of the most unpredicted animals on this list. This species can gore and trample on any unsuspected individual, killing them at a single shot. They are also referred as “The Black Death”, since these are real killer machine. Cape buffalo’s skin is sufficiently thick as elephants, which would require a Double-barreled rifle to be shot on them multiple times, to kill them. The thick weird horns are capable enough to hook and toss any animal less than 120 kg.

7. Komodo dragon

komodo dragon

Komodo dragon, also referred as Komodo Monitor, is the largest lizards found in Indonesia. It grows to a maximum of 3 meters and weighs over 80 kg. They eat anything that comes on its way, commonly birds, animals, and even humans. They normally tend to eat graves of animals and corpse of human body. Its mouth is filled with dangerous bacteria, which generally acts as venom when they bite the victim. The victim undergoes complicated infections and eventually dies, becoming Komodo’s prey as always.

6. Inland Taipan

inland taipan

Inland Taipan is a highly venomous fierce snake, which is capable of injecting 44 milligrams of venom per bite. It can kill the human in less than 45 min of resting pulse. This species is mainly found in South Australia and inhibits black soil plains. They indulge in some acts or attacks only when the opponent provokes them, since they are generally shy and always try to escape from dangers. But if some animal provokes, then they are so fierce that a single bite will kill the animal.

5. Siafu Ants

Siafu ants

Siafu Ants are very dangerous when they come in greater strengths. It is also referred as Driver Ants, capable of eating an adult elephant less than a month. Siafu Ants mainly target injured animals and infants, who could find difficulties to escape from them. They are even capable of holding their breath under water for more than 3 minutes and attack the opponent. The only ways to oppose these ants are by throwing flaming on them, else run for life.  They are so lethal that, they enter into large animal’s mouth, reaching deep into their internal organs, and pierce into some important parts like lungs to collapse them to death.

4. Piranha


Piranha is mainly found in South American Freshwater, known for their dangerous sharp teeth and powerful jaws, capable of killing any animal in a matter of seconds. Piranhas are extremely dangerous, since they travel in packs, which take part together in killing the opponent within seconds. Most deadly species under Piranha is the redbellied Piranha, known for their high speed and ruthless attacks.

3. Hippopotamus


Hippopotamus is the second largest land animal on earth after elephant. Though the animal looks pretty simple and kind, they are very territorial. They annually kill more people than lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos combined. They have been known to carnage unsuspected people who get close to them. Some of them have even reported of hippos biting off people’s head and killing them.

2. Mosquito


Mosquito, though looks too tiny, is a killer insect, which account for the greatest death toll in the world. This weird blood-sucking parasite is one of the major killers since ancient times. They generally carry harmful microscopic viruses and bacteria in their vector, which is the main cause for the transmission of disease.  Commonly known diseases spread by mosquitoes are Malaria, Dengue, Yellow Fever, West Nile and Elephantiasis. Over 1 million people are killed by mosquitoes every year.

1. Humans


It is certainly not shocking for us to include humans under this list, since they take any challenging job to kill the opponent. You may think humans are not animals, but humans come at the top most of animal hierarchy. Since we humans are the most dominant over other animals, we are not being harmed for any cause. However the clash happens between humans in terms of wars, for greed, selfishness and terrorism. Other animals instead, are deadliest and dangerous, only if the opponent provokes them. Humans are not being harmed because; humans are not the primary source of food for other animals. We are the most intelligent mammals on the animal kingdom, and hence take advantage over other animals.

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