15 most terrible and dangerous animals of the world (16 - photo)


We all know about the danger that various animals can pose. This applies to everyone, because we just heard about some animals, while others live next to us. Some of them are extremely aggressive, others are deadly toxic, and still others are dangerous in their dimensions. Below you will find a description of the most dangerous animals in the world, learn a lot of new and interesting things about them.

10. Piranha ordinary - impudent predator

On the 10th position of the most dangerous animals in the world is the well-known fish - this is piranha. Common piranha is one of the most dangerous fish in the world. It is dangerous for both animals and humans. These fish are freshwater predators, they inhabit the waters of South and Central America. Most of the piranhas inhabit the rivers of Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and Central Argentina. These are relatively small fish 30 cm long and weighing up to 3.5 kg. The main weapon of ordinary piranha is very sharp teeth.

The common piranha is a schooling fish, it is very voracious and has a good sense of smell. These fish instantly feel the blood and immediately the entire pack attacked the victim. These predators are calculating and very fast, they can watch for the victim, and then attack it and devour it with lightning speed. A flock of ordinary piranhas is quite capable of overcoming large animals. They can easily tear a horse or a large boar to shreds.

9. Wolf - the smartest of predators.

The ninth place in the list of the most dangerous animals in the world is rightfully assigned to the owner of the taiga. The wolf is a rather large predator, a very intelligent and enduring beast. The wolf is the most common predator of the planet. Wolves are especially dangerous in winter. It is very dangerous to meet a hungry pack, which can number up to 40 individuals. But it is even more dangerous to be on the territory of the lair of the pack, then it will be a battle for life and death.

Most often, people are attacked by rabid animals. But there are many cases when a completely healthy wolf made an attack. Also wolves attack people in those regions where there is a shortage or lack of natural prey (deer, elk). In the summer, wolves can attack people to feed their young.

8. The lion is a formidable predator.

On the 8th place of the most dangerous animals in the world was the king of animals. The lion is a predatory big cat of the panther genus. It is one of the largest cats in the world. The lion is very fast, it has strong paws, powerful jaws and large sharp canines. The size of a lion allows him to overcome even very large animals. An adult lion weighs 250 kg, with a body length of 2.5 meters and a height of 120 cm at the withers. The lions are at the top of the food chain in the animal world.

Lions - the strongest animals, on the hunt, they gather in groups and pursue the victim. Lions do not hunt for people purposefully, but very often there are cases of cannibalism. Most often people are attacked by males. Sick and injured animals are more prone to attacking people than healthy lions. According to statistics, every year about 70 inhabitants of Tanzania die from the attack of lions. By nature, all big cats are dangerous to humans. Also of great danger is the tiger, leopard and puma.

7. Frog listolaz awful - poisonous baby

On the 7th place of the most dangerous animals in the world there is a small, but very toxic and dangerous frog. The terrible listolaz is the most dangerous frog of the tree family. She lives in the rain forests of Central and South America and has a bright color. The size of this frog rarely exceeds 5 cm. The toxicity of all species of frogs from the family of woodcreeps is very high. Their skin releases a deadly poison, batrachotoxin. Earlier, the Indians used the poison of this frog to lubricate the tips of their arrows.

When injected through the blood into any living organism, the poison causes arrhythmia and cardiac arrest. The skin of frogs contains so much of a toxic substance that it is enough to kill more than 10 people to death. But by nature, a terrible leaf climber is a peaceful creature, so you shouldn’t just touch it.

6. Jellyfish sea wasp - invisible death

The sixth line of the most dangerous animals in the world is occupied by a deadly jellyfish. Sea wasp - belongs to the class kubomeduz and is the most dangerous jellyfish in the world. Cubomedusa can inflict severe burns with their tentacles, which contain a very strong and toxic poison. Sea wasp is deadly to humans. Kubomeduza burns are very painful, they can cause cardiac arrest and inhibit the nervous system. The poison of one sea wasp can kill 60 people in 3 minutes. The largest concentration of kubomedus is located off the northern shores of Australia at shallow depths and in areas of coral accumulation. That is why the sea wasp is called "Australian."

The sea wasp swims rather quickly and easily changes direction. In the presence of the sea wasp there are 60 tentacles about half a meter long and 24 eyes. The sea wasp sees well, but it is very difficult to notice it. The fact is that this jellyfish is almost completely transparent. The Australian jellyfish does not attack the first person, it stings if you accidentally touch it in the water. The dome of the sea wasp in diameter is from 5 to 25 cm, and its tentacles tend to extend up to 3 meters. In Australia, protective nets are installed in the water and warning signs on the beaches to protect people. But unfortunately, it does not guarantee complete security, because during the storm and tide, these jellyfish still appear on the beach.

5. Tupola shark - aggressive killer

Fifth place in the top of the most dangerous animals in the world got frightening shark. The bluff shark (other names: gray bovine shark, bull shark) is the most aggressive type of shark that is very dangerous for humans. The bull shark lives in the tropical and subtropical waters of all oceans, often enters rivers and is found in shallow water. Bull shark can reach quite large sizes. There are giants up to 4 meters long, whose weight reaches 400 kg.

These sharks, among other predatory representatives, are distinguished by a massive, blunted snout and a gray-colored body with a white belly. A stupid shark has the most powerful bite among sharks, besides, they do not need a reason to attack. Considerable size, strong jaws and aggressive nature rightfully give them the status of the most dangerous shark for humans. Also the most dangerous sharks in the world after the bull shark are the white shark and the tiger shark.

4. Saltwater Crocodile - Giant Ogre

The fourth place of the most dangerous animals in the world is occupied by a man-eating crocodile. The saltwater crocodile (other names: saltwater crocodile, man-eating crocodile) is the largest crocodile in the world. The males of this species normally reach 7 meters in length and weigh almost 2 tons. In addition, the comby crocodile has the strongest bite in the animal world. The saltwater crocodile is widespread. It lives from the east coast of India, through the territory of Southeast Asia, to Northern Australia.

Salty crocodiles are very aggressive and attack people both in water and on land. This crocodile attacks, even if he is full, because he does not tolerate an invasion of his territory. The strength, the awesome size and the incredible speed of this crocodile make his attack deadly. They are absolutely not afraid of a person, so in order to protect themselves from these predators, their territories should be avoided. Usually in such places set special warning signs. Also the most dangerous crocodiles after the comby, are the Nile crocodile and the American alligator.

3. Black Mamba - Africa's Thunderstorm

Three of the leaders among the most dangerous animals in the world opens the fastest snake. The black mamba is the poisonous snake of Africa. This snake lives in most parts of the continent and leads a terrestrial lifestyle. Most often found in savannas and occasionally climbs on trees. Black mamba is a big snake, its length exceeds 3 meters. It is also one of the fastest snakes in the world, can reach speeds of up to 11 km / h at short distances. The black mamba is a very aggressive snake, it can make high throws almost the entire length of its body.

Distinguishes this snake in the first place the mouth, which is painted black. The overall color of the snake varies from olive to taupe, with a metallic sheen. The snake is extremely dangerous, its bite invariably leads to death. The poison of the black mamba is very toxic, the bite of this snake causes paralysis and respiratory failure. Death occurs within 45 minutes after being bitten. Many of the venomous snakes are extremely dangerous for humans, but not all bites of venomous snakes are fatal for humans, although many deaths have been recorded. After the black mamba, the coastal taipan, tiger snake and king cobra are the most dangerous snakes.

2. The polar bear - the hunter people

On the second place of the most dangerous animals in the world is everyone's favorite Umka. The polar bear (other names: the polar bear, the northern bear) is a large predatory bear. The polar bear is the only major land predator of the planet that can hunt down and hunt humans. This bear has considerable dimensions. It can reach a body length of 3 meters, with a height at withers up to 150 cm and a body weight of 1 ton.

There have been cases of polar bears attacking polar travelers, especially when there was accumulated rubbish near the tents that attracts a polar bear. These predators are very intelligent, have tremendous power and excellent sense of smell. You can’t run away from a polar bear, it runs fast, and it’s an excellent swimmer. Also very dangerous bears are the brown bear and the grizzly bear.

1. Elephant - deceptive peace loving

The elephant took the first place of the most dangerous animals in the world. This strong and powerful animal looks very peaceful, but do not flatter yourself. In the wild, it is better not to approach the African elephant, especially in the mating season. These animals are huge, normally the body weight of an elephant is 7 tons, with a height of 3 meters and a body length of up to 7 meters. They can trample you and without blinking an eye, besides, it will not leave the elephant, it can move at a speed of 40 km / h. The most dangerous are lonely elephants, which are very aggressive and attack anything. Each year, about 500 people die from the attack of elephants and their powerful tusks.

An elephant is the largest animal after a blue whale. Elephants are often tamed to be used as a transport or on the farm. Obedient in the usual time, the animal with the onset of the mating season becomes dangerous and can attack. And here, the way the host treats the elephant plays an important role, because the aggression of the elephants is a consequence of the cruel treatment of them. Zoologists claim that the aggressive behavior of elephants provoked the cruelty of people towards these intelligent animals. An elephant is unpredictable and in anger it is terrible - it will flood or pierce with a tusk.

On the territory of the African continent there are several very dangerous large animals. The African buffalo is a powerful bull, which is absolutely intolerant of man and will certainly attack him. A rhinoceros - which sees poorly, therefore indiscriminately attacks any moving target with its horns and attacks not only people, but also riding elephants. Behemoth - who is able to easily turn the boat, while he can drown people who have fallen from it.

In conclusion, I would like to say that such a rich and unexplored fauna can be fraught with danger every second. You just need to be careful while traveling around the world and be interested in possible existing threats in the territory of the country you intend to visit. We wish you a safe journey! If you liked this article, subscribe to site updates to get interesting articles about animals first.

15. Long-horned saber tooth

This fish does not meet the general standards of beauty. The long-horned sabertooth differs in frightening appearance, but is not dangerous to the person. It lives in tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans at great depths. According to the ratio of the length of the body to the length of the teeth, the saber-tooth has the longest teeth among the fish known to science.

14. Giant Asian Hornet

The biggest hornet in the world. Lives in Korea, China, Japan, Nepal, India, mountainous areas of Sri Lanka. It has a sting length of almost 6 millimeters and produce a highly toxic poison. In Japan alone, the bites of these insects kill up to 40 people every year. And for hunting these hornets use not a sting, but large jaws, which crush the victims.

12. Palm Thief

Palm thieves are common in the tropics on the islands of the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans, lead a land life. The claws of the front pair of walking legs are capable of developing an effort to crush small bones. They feed on coconut pulp and fruit. In the past, it was believed that a palm thief could split coconuts, but in reality he was simply looking for coconuts that had split as a result of falling from a palm tree. Rumor has it that these crayfish even hunt small animals.

9. Wolverine

This is a predatory mammal of the weasel family. Externally, wolverine is more like a bear or a badger. Wolverine spends most of its life alone, actively protecting the borders of its territory from individuals of its own sex. Thanks to powerful paws and long claws, wolverine easily climbs trees. It has sharp eyesight, hearing and flair. The prey is pursued by running, it is very enduring and takes its victim to death. Can discourage prey from other predators, and indeed quite aggressive.

8. Brazilian wandering spider

The poison of this spider is considered the most dangerous in the world. Their natural range covers the tropical part of South and Central America. A bite of moderate soreness, poison causes an immediate infection of the lymphatic system, and 85% of it enters the bloodstream leads to heart failure. At the moment of danger, he rushes to everything that approaches him.

7. Scorpion Leiurus quinquestriatus

This dangerous species of scorpions is common in North Africa, Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula. Scorpion venom is a powerful neurotoxin cocktail, with a lethal dose of 0.16 to 0.50 mg / kg. Scorpion sting is very painful, but often not fatal, with the exception of such groups as children, people with poor health or heart disease.

6. Black-necked Shark

The large size, powerful jaws, aggressive nature and the fact that stupid sharks are found in muddy water in shallow water and in rivers probably make them one of the most dangerous shark species for humans. Probably one or more bull sharks made a series of notorious attacks on people off the coast of New Jersey in 1916 that inspired Peter Benchley to create the novel Jaws.

4. Ordinary hippo

We all remember the good fairy tales and stories about hippos who have tummies. In fact, the behemoth because of its large size and aggressive behavior can be considered as one of the most dangerous animals for humans in Africa. These animals often rush to the boats sailing past them. An adult hippopotamus can easily smash or turn the boat around, while it may attempt to kill people who have dropped out of it.

3. Striped catfish

The mouth of this fish is especially frightening: the teeth are arranged in several rows on the jaws, the palate and the vomer. Maximum body length 150 cm, weight - up to 23.6 kg. The main catfish is fished in the North and Barents Seas.

At first glance, these mollusks are quite pretty, especially their shells. Only now they are defending themselves from enemies (and from humans) with the help of their venomous harpoons. The poison of most cones is called conotoxin. At the moment there is no antidote. To remove the poison from the body requires blood transfusion.

Distributed mainly in the tropics and subtropics. They are carriers of human and animal diseases, in particular - leishmaniasis, bartonellosis, pappatachi fever (mosquito fever). Mosquito bites cause phlebododermia. To make matters worse, it is not possible to reliably protect oneself from these insects.

11 Komodsky monitor lizard

The Komodo lizard is a species of lizards from the family of lizards, the largest representative of lizards. Komodsk lizards live on several islands of Indonesia, located in the group of the Small Sunda Islands. Wild adult Komodo dragons weigh about 70 kilograms, but in captivity they also reach large sizes. The tail is about half the total length of the body. The color of adult monitor lizards is dark brown, usually with small yellowish spots and speckles; on their backs they have rows of reddish-orange and yellowish eyed spots merging into stripes on the neck and tail. The teeth of the Komodo lizard are squeezed from the sides and have serrate cutting edges. Such teeth are well suited for tearing large pieces of meat into pieces.

Sexually mature animals of this species reach approximately the tenth year of life, to which only a small part of the monitor lizards live. Вараны питаются самыми разнообразными животными — как позвоночными, так и беспозвоночными. У них также распространён каннибализм, особенно в голодные годы. Доказано, что комодские вараны обладают ядовитым укусом, они имеют две ядовитые желёзы в нижней челюсти. Функции яда включают ингибирование свёртывания крови, снижение кровяного давления, паралич мышц и развитие гипотермии, ведущих к шоку и потере сознания у укушенной жертвы.

Komodo lizards are one of the potentially dangerous animals for humans on the planet, although they do not pose a direct danger to adults. After the bite, you should immediately consult a doctor. The number of deaths due to the late provision of medical care reaches 99%. Children are especially vulnerable. Varans may well kill a child under 10 years of age or cause severe injuries. Cases of digging human corpses from shallow graves by monitors are well known. Varanas, they can locate the source of the smell of blood at a distance of 5 km. Varanas are endangered, it is forbidden to kill them by law.

10 Frog Woodcreep

Wood frogs are frogs from the family of tailless amphibians, emitting the strongest poison. This family unites about 130 species of frogs of four genera inhabiting South and Central America. These frogs have no teeth, and there are no swimming membranes on the limbs. The end phalanges of the fingers are expanded into suction discs. These discs allow treeworms to move easily through the branches and leaves. Dimensions of wood frogs from 18 millimeters to 4 centimeters, only some species reach 7 centimeters. The color of woodcreeps is very bright and sharp, the most diverse in color din among amphibians. Wood frogs are painted in red, blue, yellow, green, orange colors, in a general tone can be drawn from various stripes and spots. This species of frogs can be an unexpected answer to the question - which animals are dangerous to humans.

Wood poison has a cardiotoxic effect and causes cardiac arrest. The poison is contained in the skin secretions of wood-dwarfs, thus protecting them from predators. Many native tribes of South America used this poison to lubricate hunting arrows. Most of the members of this family are woody dwellers, however, there are also terrestrial species living mainly along the banks of water bodies. Dwarfs feed on small insects. All tree frogs are diurnal and therefore comfortable to observe.

The wolf is a predatory mammal of the canine family, which is the direct ancestor of the domestic dog. A wolf is the largest and most dangerous animal in its family: its length (without tail) can reach 160 centimeters, tail up to 52 centimeters, height at withers up to 90 centimeters, body weight up to 86 kilograms. In total, there are about 32 subspecies of the wolf, differing in size and shades of fur. Previously, the wolf was much more common in Eurasia and North America. In our time, the total number of animals has decreased markedly, mainly due to urbanization and mass extermination.

Hoofed animals form the basis of feeding wolves, and the behavior of these wild animals has not changed for hundreds of years. Wolves also attack domestic animals, gophers, foxes, mouse-like rodents, do not miss the chance to eat eggs, chicks or adult birds. Mostly active at night. Of the external senses, the wolf has the best developed hearing, a bit worse - the sense of smell, eyesight is much weaker. A well-developed nervous activity is combined in wolves with strength, dexterity, speed and other physical data. If necessary, the wolf can reach speeds of up to 60 km / h and is capable of making crossings of up to 80 kilometers per night.

When attacking a herd, wolves often slaughter several animals, tearing their throats or ripping open their belly. Wolves leave uneaten meat in reserve. There have been cases of wolf attacks on humans. Mentally wolf highly developed. This is reflected in the ability to navigate the environment and to avoid danger, as well as in the methods of hunting. There are cases when a pack of wolves split up, and one part remained in ambush, and the other caught up on her prey. In a pack of haunting elk or deer, often some wolves run on the heels of the victim, while others intersect or run slowly and, having rested, replace the advanced ones until they sacrifice the victim.

Hippopotamus or hippopotamus is a mammal from a detachment of artiodactyls, a suborder of pigs, and a family of hippopotamuses. One of the largest modern land animals, the weight of which sometimes exceeds 4 tons. Currently, hippo lives only in Africa - about 140 thousand individuals. Previously, pigs were considered the closest relatives of hippopotamuses, but now scientists consider them to be whales. A characteristic feature of the hippopotamus is its semi-aquatic lifestyle - most of the time it spends in the water, going to land only at night for several hours to feed.

Despite the widespread fame of the hippopotamus, in many ways this animal has not been studied enough. This applies to a number of features of his lifestyle and behavior, as well as genetic relationships with other animals, physiology, and much more. The behavior of these wild animals differs pronounced aggressiveness. Fights hippos males often lead to the death of one of the participants. Cases of attacks of a hippopotamus on a person are also very frequent. According to some data, the hippopotamus is the most dangerous beast of Africa - much more people die from its attacks than from the attacks of lions, buffaloes or leopards.

Rhinos are a family of equerniferous mammals, containing five species, common in Africa and Asia. The main hallmark of rhinos are horns on the nose, the largest of which had a length of 158 centimeters. Rhinos have a massive body and short, fat limbs. On each of them are three fingers, ending with wide hoofs. Rhinos have poor eyesight, but this deficiency is compensated for by a refined sense of smell and excellent hearing. Rhinos live alone, but in savannas they can also form small groups.

During the day the rhinos are sleeping, they can be found active at dusk and at night. These are very timid and cautious animals, avoiding proximity to humans. However, if they feel threatened, they attack. And although these attacks due to poor eyesight are poorly targeted, they can result in severe injuries due to the enormous strength and sharp horns. Having sped up, the rhinoceros can reach a speed of 45 km / h. In adults, rhinos other than humans do not have enemies.

6 African elephant

The African elephant is the largest land animal on the planet, a genus of African mammals of the proboscis order. It includes two modern species: savanna elephant and forest elephant. Recent studies suggest that these two species formed 1.9 and 7.1 million years ago. The average weight of males is 5 tons, females - 2.5-3 tons, but among them there are real giants up to 4 meters high and weighing 12 tons. The thickness of their skin reaches 2-4 cm. According to the latest estimates, about 500-600 thousand African elephants are left in the wild. All species of the genus are listed in the Red Book. From predators, only man hunts on adult elephants, mainly because of tusks. Of the sense organs, the elephant has the most developed sense of smell and hearing.

In addition to man, the elephant has practically no enemies. At the moment of danger, an elephant is a very formidable force. Attacking, he presses his ears to his neck, hides his trunk behind the tusks, which he moves forward with a sharp movement. At the same time he makes a shrill, shrill sound, reminiscent of a hoarse horn. In the African elephant tusks are armed with both males and females. But females have small tusks. But the tusks of old males sometimes reached a length of 3-3.5 meters with a mass of about 100 kg each. Sexual maturity occurs in an elephant by 12–20 years old, and old age and death by 60–70 years. Even these animals have an excellent memory. They perfectly remember all members of their family, offenders and those who do good for them. They can take revenge on the offender after many years if they meet again, of course.

5 polar bear

The polar bear is the largest land representative of predatory mammals, a close relative of the brown bear. Inhabits the circumpolar regions in the northern hemisphere of the Earth. Its length reaches 3 meters, weight up to 1 ton. Usually males weigh 400-450 kilograms, body length 200-250 centimeters, height at withers up to 150 cm. Females are noticeably smaller - 200-300 kilograms. The polar bear is distinguished from other bears by a long neck and a flat head. His skin is black. The soles of the feet are lined with wool, so as not to slide on the ice and not freeze. Between the fingers there is a swimming membrane, and the front of the paws is trimmed with rigid setae. Large claws can hold even strong prey.

These are very dangerous wild animals, since the beast runs very fast, and one blow of a powerful paw can kill anyone. Even to go, turning his back, when meeting with a polar bear is absolutely impossible. In a critical situation, experienced people always go to meet the beast, showing with their whole appearance that they are not afraid of him. At the same time they make loud tweaking sounds, which in a bearish language means a threat. A man, by virtue of his structure, is of no interest to a powerful predator. Therefore, the bear never hunts on two-legs, but prefers to leave if it sees them in dangerous proximity. Cases of a polar bear attack on a person are the exception rather than the rule.

4 African buffalo

The African buffalo is a bull species common in Africa. It is the largest of the bulls. The weight of adult males sometimes exceeds 1000 kilograms, and specimens weighing 900 kg are not uncommon. Height at withers in adult males is up to 1.8 meters with a body length of about 3 meters. The population of buffalo in Africa has been preserved compared to the population of other large animals of the continent, quite well, although it is under heavy pressure from humans. The African buffalo is a gregarious animal. Usually there are groups of 20-30 animals that gather in herds during the dry season, but then the herds can number many hundreds of animals.

Buffaloes have few enemies in nature, because due to its large size and enormous strength, adult buffalo is an unbearable prey for most predators. Cows and calves, however, often become the prey of lions, which cause significant damage to herds of buffalo, attacking the whole pride. When defending against enemies, these wild animals of Africa usually show mutual help and act in friendly groups. Many cases have been described when buffaloes not only drove the lions away from the herd, but even killed them. It is curious that the sense of mutual aid is characteristic of the buffaloes, which is clearly visible when attacking enemies.

3 Saltwater crocodile

The top three most dangerous animals in the world are revealed by the ridged crocodile, the reptile family of real crocodiles. It is the largest species widespread among crocodiles. Most often it occurs on the coast of northern Australia on the islands of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Although the crocodiles spend most of their time in the water, we added them to the list of land animals, and not to the list of inhabitants of the depths. The ability to make long voyages in the open sea explains the wide distribution of this species. Males can reach lengths of 7 meters, and females 3 meters. Adult males weigh up to 1000 kilograms. The name “comby” this crocodile received for a couple of powerful ridges, reaching from the eyes almost to the front third of the muzzle.

Salty crocodile is an active predator. The main food of crocodiles is insects, amphibians, fish, birds. Adults attack large animals: turtles, monkeys, wild boars, deer, etc. The encounter with other wild animals often occurs at a watering place, where the crocodile is looking for a victim. While hunting, the crocodile behaves quite cunningly. First, he tracks his prey, being completely in the water. Only the nostrils, eyes and part of the back are visible on the surface. When the victim is nearby, the crocodile rushes sharply, grabs it and drags it to the bottom. Crocodiles are cannibals, but they rarely attack on land. Only when the person himself loses his guard. If a crocodile attacked a man, then the rest can only watch as the predator drags his prey to the bottom. In this situation, nothing can be done.

2 Snake Taipan

Taipan is a genus of very poisonous snakes of the family of asps. Large Australian snakes, whose bite is considered the most dangerous among the modern snakes of the wild animal world - before the development of an antidote to it from a taipan bite, died more than 90% of cases. According to various estimates, it ranks third in terms of virulence in the world and Australia's largest poisonous snake is up to 3.3 meters long. Because of its aggressive temper, large size and speed, taipan is considered the most dangerous of all poisonous snakes on the planet. It lives on the coast of Northern and Northeast Australia and in the south-east of New Guinea. Leads mostly daytime life. It feeds on frogs and small mammals, including mice and rats.

Poisonous teeth up to 13 mm in length. Taipan's poisonous glands contain up to 400 milligrams of poison, which it injects through its 12 millimeter teeth. Taipan's venom predominantly blocks muscular contractions, which causes paralysis of the respiratory muscles and disrupts blood clotting. Taipan is very aggressive and fast: at the sight of danger, he lifts his head, shaking it, then beats the enemy with lightning speed several times in a row. Taipan bite can lead to death in 4-12 hours, whereas a person bitten by other most poisonous snakes lives for about a day. In Queensland, where taipans are most common, every second bitten dies.

1 African lion

Here we come to the first place of our ranking of the most dangerous animals in the world, on which sits the king of animals - the African Lion. This animal is a representative of a species of carnivorous mammal, one of four representatives of the panther genus belonging to the subfamily of large cats in the feline family. It is the second largest after living tigers from living cats. Previously lived throughout Africa, now only south of the Sahara and a small population in the Indian state of Gujarat. Who would have thought that the most terrible and dangerous animals in the world are big cats.

The appearance of a lion is very characteristic. This is one of the few predators with pronounced sexual dimorphism. Males are not only much larger than females, but have a mane, which in some subspecies reaches a large development and covers the shoulders, part of the back and chest. The lion is the heaviest after a tiger; the mass of adult lions can reach 250 kilograms in males and 182 in females. Lions have powerful legs, strong jaws, and canines are 8 cm long, so these predators are capable of killing large animals. The length of the body of a lion reaches 250 centimeters in males and 175 in females. The height of the shoulders is about 123 centimeters for males and 107 for females.

Unlike other cats, they do not live alone, but in special family groups - prides. Lions hunt in coordinated groups and pursue the chosen prey. However, they are less hardy than, for example, hyenas, in view of which, lions can run fast only for short distances and should be close to their prey during an attack. Lions sneak up on the herd of ungulates until the distance drops to 30 meters or less.

In most cases, several lionesses surround it from different sides. As soon as the herd is surrounded, they pounce on the nearest animal. Then there is a quick and powerful attack. Predators try to catch their prey with a quick jump. Meeting with such wild animals usually ends in death. An animal stalked by lions, as a rule, dies from strangulation or asphyxiation. Small animals can be killed by a paw. Females perform the bulk of the hunt. Males, as a rule, do not participate in it, except in cases where the victim is a large animal - for example, a giraffe or a buffalo. In nature, lions live from ten to fourteen years, in captivity they can live longer than twenty years.

Poisonous kubomeduza

Excessively poisonous, dangerous and evil animals living in the Australian and Asian coastal waters are cubed jellyfish. Today, they are considered the most poisonous animals in the world, since only one of its poisonous tentacles that sting human skin is enough to stop the heart from beating due to an instantly high blood pressure jumped. A person will not have the opportunity to bring the pressure down in time, and the heart will stop instantly.

Since the early fifties of the last century, Kubomedusa managed to “kill” more than five thousand people. A larger percentage of people died due to the fact that in the water, after being bitten by a cub jelly, they could not cope with severe pain and a long stay in a state of shock. Few people manage to survive after the poisonous tentacles of these jellyfish, if medical assistance arrives in time. In order not to fall under the poisonous tentacles of the jellyfish, you must always wear special wetsuits that prevent the sting from penetrating the skin.

King Cobra

The king cobra is the most dangerous snake on the planet. Not only is it too poisonous, it is also the longest snake in the world (up to six meters in length). Ophiophagus is a snake eating even its fellows. With one bite, she can instantly lay down “sleep” on the eyelids - the eternal animal and man. Even the Asian elephant will not survive the bite of this cobra in the trunk (it is known that the trunk for the elephant is the “Achilles heel”).

In the world there is still a poisonous snake - Mamba, but so much poison can only be given to the royal cobra. It inhabits poisonous reptiles in the mountains of the South and East of Asia.

Poisonous Scorpion Leyurus the Hunter

В основном данный вид скорпионов не является вредным, так как, укусив здорового человека, он может только на время парализовать его ходьбу. После укуса у человека начинают тот час же неметь руки и ноги, а боль становится такой нестерпимой, что без обезболивающих лекарств, человек запросто может получить шок. Однако не все так просто дело обстоит с больными людьми, для которых укус Лейуруса является очень опасным. Также этот вид скорпионов представляет огромную опасность для маленьких детей, людей пожилого возраста и инвалидов. Even a gram of poison can kill people falling under this category.

Leyurusa are dangerous because their poison contains life-threatening neurotoxins, causing acute, burning, unbearable pain, a sharp rise in body temperature, convulsions and paralysis. Leyurusa hunters live in North African and Middle Eastern countries.

Cruel Snake or Taipan the Deserted

Those who live in the deserts of Australia should always be very careful not to accidentally stumble upon Desert Taipan. This poisonous snake is famous for its incredible poisonousness throughout the Australian contingent. In one bite of a cruel snake, there will be enough substance causing a sharp poisoning to fight a hundred army men or hundreds of thousands of mice. The venom of the cruel snake "surpassed" the poison of even the most poisonous cobra on the planet. A person dies within forty-five minutes, but the antidote administered in time can help him. Therefore, to the great happiness, as it turned out, not a single death from Taipan Desert bite has been recorded so far. Interestingly, the snake never attacks first, if you don’t touch it, you can never notice it, because Taipan himself is fearful, runs away from the slightest rustle.

Poisonous frog or Drevolaz

If you decide to visit Hawaii or the South American continent in the summer, during the rainy season you will definitely meet such beautiful frogs that you cannot take your eyes off. These beautiful frogs are very poisonous, they are called Dreyvolaz. Thus, the ratio of poison to the body weight of frogs is such that these amphibians can safely take the first place of honor as the most poisonous animals that are dangerous to humans. Drevolaz is a small frog, barely five centimeters long, but the poison in this small, colorful creature is enough to “put to death” ten travelers and even more small children.

Millions of years ago, when hunting was especially developed, the ancient people actively caught Drevolases in order to make murderous arrows and darts out of their poison. Even today, locals who live in the Hawaiian Islands, which are mostly local aborigines, make arrows to fight enemies.

Blue-wheeled octopus from Australia

Those octopuses that inhabit the Pacific tides and waters of Australia, creatures are extremely small and incredibly beautiful. Those who are not aware of the toxicity of these creatures can easily fall into the trap of the Australian octopus family. According to calculations, one venom of the Blue Ringed Octopus kills twenty-six people in a few minutes. It is a pity that until now, scientists have not managed to get an antidote to the poison of the Australian octopus. What else is special is that one frigging octopus can swim unnoticed by a person and bite unnoticed and painlessly. If you do not notice the bite in time, do not begin treatment, you can immediately lose speech, sight. The body will begin to convulse, breathe heavily, and completely paralyze a person.

Brazilian wandering spider

Nine years ago, the Wandering Brazilian Spider was recognized as one of the most dangerous venomous creatures on Earth. Besides the fact that these Brazilian arachnids are of terrifying sizes, they still know how to climb where they want, and no one expects these arthropods to appear there. It is interesting that, unlike its counterparts, the Wandering Spider does not hang in the corners of the nest, does not stop anywhere at all, but simply walks along the ground. They can be easily found in any residential building, they successfully hide in shoes, crawl by the collar, in the car, in general, anywhere. That is why Brazilians should always be alert not to be bitten bitterly.

Fortunately, we do not live in Brazil, and do not risk being bitten by these spiders. Their bite instantly paralyzes, and he is fatal. Many have had an erection for a long time after the bite of the Wandering Spider.

Poisonous fish - Fugu or Puffer

You probably heard about the poisonous fish that live in the waters washing the Korean and Japanese states. This fish is a puffer fish seventy centimeters long, in Japan it is called fugu. It is there, the puffer fish is a delicacy, as it must be able to cook so that a person does not poison himself. Only Japanese skilled chefs can do this. The fact is that the skin of the fish itself and some of its organs are highly toxic, they cannot be consumed, since even a small piece of this fish, when it enters the human body, causes severe convulsions, numbness, paralysis of the limbs and instant death from suffocation enough oxygen to breathe). Puffer Poison, tetrodotoxin leads to numerous deaths. For comparison, every year in Japan, up to thirty cases of lethal outcomes from the Pufferfish are recorded. However, there are brave souls who are not averse to taste Japanese delicacies.

Marble poisonous cone snail

Are you surprised that a snail has got into our top ten poisonous living creatures on the planet? Yes, the way it is, in nature there is a Marble snail, it is she who is the most dangerous snail in the world, although she is beautiful to the very disgrace. She releases a poison that instantly kills up to twenty people. So if a man caught an interesting snail, like a cone, he touched her, and she stung him, then the man will inevitably die. Initially, the whole body will begin to ache and ache, after it comes complete blindness, swelling and numbness of the arms and legs, the breathing function is disturbed, the heart stops and that's it.

According to official data, only thirty people died on the planet from the Marble snail-cone, while still there is no antidote to the venom of this mollusk.

Stone fish

It may be that a fish-stone will never receive a spectator's prize, but the fact that it can safely claim to be the most dangerous and extremely poisonous fish in the world is for sure! To sting the person, using the prickly thorns fish - the stone can only in the event that it is protected. The poison of the fish, falling into the tissues of the organism of a living being, instantly destroys them, paralyzes the whole body. Be careful, if you decide to relax on Pacific waters and swim near the Red Sea coast, beware of fish - stone.

Spider Karakurt or "Black Death"

If you make a list of the most poisonous animals that inhabit the expanses of Russia, then you can not put on one place a poisonous karakurt - the most terrible, deadly spider, otherwise called the "Black Death". It is a one-of-a-kind spider that lives in the North Caucasus, mainly in the southern forests, as well as in the Astrakhan and Orenburg regions.

The Viper is Russia's most venomous snake

Over ninety different kinds of snakes inhabit the Russian lands. And among all these kinds of reptiles, sixteen are very dangerous. In the middle zone of the Russian Federation, in the steppe or forest expanses, a poisonous viper is common. Any snake of this species since its birth is poisonous, so they should be wary.

Poisonous scorpions

These scorpions are found in the Dagestan Republic, which is part of the Russian Federation, as well as in some cities of the Lower Volga region, rarely when they attack a person, mainly for self-defense purposes. Among poisonous scorpions, females are a particular danger, which can kill a man with one tail bite, where poison is concentrated. Although, if a poisonous scorpion stings a healthy person, then perhaps he will not die, but only feel severe, severe pain, accompanied by swelling and numbness. Timely therapeutic measures will help save a person’s life.