The natural world is amazing but, at the same time, it can be dangerous too because of many dangerous animals that roam the planet everyday, which can rip other animal to shreds in matters of minutes.
Following are the five most deadly animals that you will never wish to meet in the wild:
- African Lion
The African lion, also known as the king of jungles, is one of the deadliest predators of the land. It can run at an amazing speed of 50miles per hour, has incredibly sharp teeth and claws and is extremely powerful. Before attacking its prey, this animal carefully stalks it and jumps over its prey at the most unexpected moment. Lion attacks cause almost hundreds of deaths every year in Africa.
Found mainly in Africa, Hippopotamus is an enormous animal with a very aggressive nature and stands at the top of the list of animals causing maximum human fatalities. A fully-grown Hippo can weigh up to 8000 pounds, run at 20miles per hour speed and has a large mouth that can be opened up to as high as 4 feet. It generally lives on the banks of rivers or lakes and the male Hippos mostly attack other animals for defending their territory while the female Hippos attack to defend their young ones.
- Grizzly Bear
Found mainly in North America, the Grizzly bear weighs 400 to 800 pounds as the male Grizzlies weigh twice the weight of the female Grizzlies. When a Grizzly bear stands on its hind legs, it could be as tall as 8 feet. Despite its weight and large size, Grizzlies have an amazing running speed of 35miles per hour. Grizzlies normally don’t attack humans unless it is female and has her cubs or if they are hungry or ill.
- Great White Shark
With a 15 feet long body, 4-foot wide incredibly powerful jaws and more than 300 razor sharp serrated teeth, the Great White Shark is the deadliest predator of the water world. Although Great White Sharks are not too picky regarding what they eat, it mainly prefers meaty animals like Seals or Sea Lions.
The largest reptile of the world, the saltwater crocodile is very dangerous and kills hundreds of peoples every year throughout the world. Found in the tropical areas of Asia, Africa, America and Australia, this deadly reptile lives in rivers and lakes and preys on variety of animals. A full-grown crocodile can be as long as 20 feet. It has extremely powerful jaws that can apply pressure up to 3000 pounds per square inch.