However, there are dangerous animals that pose a serious threat to people and it is better to bypass the tenth road. Fortunately, most of these animals are found in tropical latitudes.
In this case, the greatest danger is not sharks or tigers, but much smaller creatures. We’ve compiled a list of the animals to be wary of the most.
These are indeed the most dangerous animals in the world, many of which claim thousands of lives every year.
By themselves, these insects are not so much dangerous as unpleasant. The danger is posed by those diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes. Millions of people die from these diseases on the planet every year. Among this list are such dangerous diseases as yellow fever, dengue fever, malaria, tularemia, and many others. Developing countries near the equator are particularly affected by mosquito-borne ailments.
Every year, mosquitoes infect about 700 million people on the planet with various ailments and are responsible for 2 million deaths. So, the mosquito is the most dangerous and deadly animal on the planet for humans.
The snake is ranked second on our list of the most dangerous animals in the world. Although not all snakes are poisonous and dangerous, many of them can harm a person, or even kill him. There are 450 species of poisonous snakes on our planet, the bite of 250 of which can lead to death. Most of them live in southern latitudes. The only good thing is that snakes rarely attack for no reason. Usually, a person inadvertently steps on a snake, and the animal attacks.
This very dangerous and poisonous creature has earned the third place in the ranking of the most dangerous animals in the world. There are a large number of scorpion species, all of them are poisonous, but only 25 species of these animals have venom that can cause human death. Most of them live in southern latitudes. Often creeps into human dwellings. Thousands of people fall victim to scorpions every year.
This massive animal is one of the most dangerous in Africa. The hippopotamus is very aggressive towards people, he often attacks a person, and he does it for no apparent reason. Its sluggishness is very deceiving: an angry hippopotamus is very fast and can easily catch up with a person. The attack of a hippopotamus in the water is especially dangerous: they easily overturn boats and chase people.
A very dangerous animal that can easily kill a person. The crocodile attacks swiftly and the victim simply does not have time to defend himself and respond to the attack. The most dangerous are the saltwater crocodile and the Nile crocodile. Each year, these animals kill hundreds of people in Africa and Southeast Asia. Swamp crocodile, American alligator, American crocodile, and black caiman are less deadly, but also pose a danger to humans.
6 Great white shark
One of the most dangerous marine species for humans. They pose a deadly threat to divers, surfers, and people in distress at sea. A shark is a killing machine created by nature. In the event of an attack on a person, the latter has very little chance of escape.
This animal enjoys a very bad reputation, especially after the release of Peter Benchley's book "Jaws" and its subsequent film adaptation. You can also add that there are four types of great sharks that attack people.
Since 1990, 139 attacks by a great white shark on humans have been recorded, 29 of which ended tragically. The great white shark lives in all southern seas, including the Mediterranean. This animal has a fantastic sense of blood. True, it can be noted that people annually kill several million sharks of different species.
7 Grizzly bear
Adult grizzly bears are not able to climb a tree in case of danger, as smaller black bears do. Therefore, they choose a different tactic: they defend their territory and attack the attacker. Usually, these creatures avoid contact with people, but if you go into bear territory or the animal thinks that you are encroaching on its food - beware, it can attack you. Even more dangerous is the female bear, which protects her cubs. In such cases, the bear can attack and this threatens death to the person.
8 African Lion
A lion can kill a person very easily and very quickly. But, as a rule, lions do not hunt on humans. Although, there are tragic exceptions. So, for example, the famous man-eating lions from Tsavo, who killed more than a hundred people who were building a railway in the depths of the African continent.
And only nine months later, these animals were killed. In Zambia (in 1991), a lion killed nine people. It is known about a whole lion pride that lived in the area of Lake Tanganyika and killed and ate from 1,500 to 2,000 people in three generations, so lions are considered one of the most dangerous animals in the world.
Another very dangerous African animal. The problem is in the poor eyesight of the rhinoceros: it attacks any moving target without even realizing whether it is dangerous for him. It will not work to escape from the rhinoceros: it is able to move at a speed of more than 40 km / h.
Unlocks the top ten deadliest animals in the elephant world. This animal looks very peaceful in the zoo's aviary, but in the wild, it is better not to approach the African and Indian elephant. These animals have huge body weight and can easily trample a person. You will not be able to escape: the elephant can move at a speed of 40 km / h. Particularly dangerous are elephants that have been driven out of the herd, they are usually very aggressive and attack anything. Several hundred people die from the attack of elephants every year.