1.Freshwater Snail-Dangerous Animals
6.Tsetse Flies-Dangerous Animals
8.Golden Poison Dart Frog-Dangerous Animals
10.Puffer Fish-Dangerous Animals
The 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the World
Our earth is full of incredible creatures. Our awe-inspiring earth has both the most adorable to most dangerous living entities. Among all these versatile species it is difficult to distinguish which are harmless and which can be proven deadly for us. Some animals like lion and sharks are well known by humans as the most dangerous predators in the world but size is not always proportional to the kind of harm. A tiny spider can also harm you in a number of ways and lead you to death. We are presenting a list of 10 most dangerous animals in world which may seem adorable but can snap you at any moment.
If we describe this creature in one sentence, we would say small but deadly. It is one of the most dangerous aquatic species responsible for about 200,000 deaths a year. Deaths caused by this snail are undoubtedly more than the combined death counts of lions, wolves and sharks. Freshwater snail is responsible for parasitic diseases called Schistosomiasis.
This parasite has infected nearly 250 million people in Africa, Asia and South America. A disease ecologist, Susanne Sokolow stated at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station that it is one of the world’s most deadly parasites. This parasite leaves the snail and exit into the water to seek victim. It penetrates through skin and migrates in whole body until it reaches the blood vessels. Here it lay eggs, lodge in many tissues and give rise to multiple chronic diseases.
Mosquitoes or we can say the little vampires are considered as the most dangerous animal living between us and at our homes. It is responsible for a number of death causing diseases such as Malaria, dengue, yellow fever and zika virus etc. According to world health organization, deaths caused by malaria and dengue have increase from 37 percent to 2000. Diseases are spread by only female mosquitoes.
Human blood contains the nutrients essential for the development of mosquito eggs. Therefore, they bite and suck blood. A female mosquito has two tubes in which from one it suck blood and from other it inject an enzyme to prevent blood clotting. During this process, mosquito acts as a vehicle for virus and transfers it inside our blood. Humans have evolved a number of tricks to prevent them from mosquito bite and its dreadful diseases.
Its venom is the main reason for which snakes are categorized as the deadliest animals on earth. According to world health organization, there are 3000 known species of snakes that are poisonous. It is fast, alert and 5000 times more dangerous any lion and shark.
Inland taipan snakes, found in Australia are able to kill 100 people from the venom it contain in just one bite. More than 100,000 people were killed by snake bites in 2015. Its venom attacks the nervous system and paralyzed muscles. This leads to stop blood circulation and causes death. Though, venom of some snakes is considered as useful but still we cannot neglect the fact they are one death causing predators.
No need to be surprised, after all, human is also a member of kingdom Animalia which is a composed of all animals and the largest kingdom among other five kingdoms. According to a report of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime there were about 437,000 cases in 2012 in which humans killed each other. Estimation of total deaths happened from war alone in the history of mankind is between 150 million and 1 billion.
Though it’s a history but humans still assault each other with brutality that starts from the gun violence to terrorist attacks all over the world. We are not only dangerous for each other but we are dangerous for other animals as well. We kill them with cruelty for our benefit. Last but not the least, we are damaging our environment too in versatile manners like global warming, cutting forests, polluting air and over tourism etc. it can also be said that humans are taking earth toward its horrifying end.
According to food and agriculture organization of United Nations, crocodiles are responsible for most deaths in Africa. This animal is considered as the easily provoked, short tempered and aggressive towards every other creature including humans. It can grow up to 23 feet in height and weighs more than a ton. These are excellent swimmers can bite in a quick strike with pressure 3,700 pounds per square inch which is equivalent to the bite of a T-Rex dinosaur.
Tsetse flies are one of the most dangerous flies on earth, a small insect about 8 to 17 mm in length. This tiny bug is responsible for about 10,000 deaths each year. It is mainly found in Sub Saharan Africa. It is a blood sucking insect that feed during the warm hours. It carries a protozoan parasite called Trypanosomes. This pathogen get transferred into the human blood during blood sucking and caused a disease called African sleeping sickness. This disease include symptoms such as behavioral changes, joint pain, fever, headache, itchiness, disturbance in sleeping, mood swings, poor co-ordination and can also cause death if remained untreated.
Hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive animals found on earth. Its mouth is a bunch of large teeth and its weight is about 1500 to 1800 kg. Originally, hippos are lazy animals and doesn’t even meat eater but they can easily be provoked by just coming close to them. Hippos are dangerously aggressive towards humans and cause about 500 deaths every year.
8.Golden Poison Dart Frog
Among all species of frogs, Golden Poison Dart Frog is the deadliest. It is about 2 inches in length and carries a poison called Batrachotoxin. A single frog of this species is able to kill about 10 adults. This poison is located under its skin and can cause serious problems to humans just with a mere touch. Its venom can cause you instant paralysis if immediate medical help is not provided. Sadly, this frog is one of the species that are running towards extinction.
Shark attacks are rare but not negligible. These large predators are the brutal killers of anyone that crosses their path. Humans are one of the easiest prey or food for sharks as compared to the fast swimming aquatic animals. Sharks are quick, great swimmers and can be approximately 12 meters in length. It is mainly found in the deep sea and able to survive in both the seawater as well as freshwater. According to a report of International Shark Attack Files in 2006, there were 96 shark attacks in which 62 were stated as unprovoked.
Puffer fish is mainly found in the tropical seas in all over the world. This fish is regarded as the second most dangerous vertebrate after golden poisonous dart frog. This fish carries neurotoxins called tetrodotoxin in its body parts such as skin, liver, kidney, muscle tissues, and gonad etc. It can also be said that this fish is created by nature in this manner to prevent it from human consumption. Venom of this fish is 1200 times more poisonous than the cyanide and can cause dizziness, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, paralysis and sometimes death when immediate medical help is not provided.