Animals which can be labeled as to humans are essentially those which harm humans either indirectly or directly. When we begin exploring the forest, more often than not we would come across a variety of dangerous animals which might prove harmful to us. Nonetheless, this article is all about those animals which are deadly and can be listed out among the top 6 most dangerous animals in the world.
While creating this list, we had gone through various documented accounts and incidents of animal attacks on humans, injuries caused by their attacks, proving to be fatal or otherwise due to envenomation, fangs, size, weight, paws and the probability of those animals coming in contact with humans. All these factors have been factored in to create the list of the most dangerous animals alive on this planet.
One fact we would like to reiterate is that these animals have not been chosen based on individual preferences. Some love to keep them as their pets, but reality is different from personal opinion and that is why we have indexed them in the form of a list so that people would be aware of them and utmost precautionary measures could be taken for making them and their pets safe.
Nature has presented us with a number of beautiful creatures. Always keep in mind that many are as dangerous as they are stunning. Never touch or approach a species you are not familiar with. You never know if it might be your last encounter on earth. We searched all over the planet to discover some of the most dangerous animals in the world and their geographical location. Top 6 most dangerous animals in the world are given below.
Most Dangerous Animals In The World
1. The Box Jellyfish:
The box jelly fish alias the deadly sea wasp or Chironex Fleckeri is the most venomous creature to inhabit the oceans of the world. Number of human fatalities directly attributable to the sea wasp is over 5500 since 1950. There are different species of box jelly fish found in our oceans around the globe, but not all are dangerous to people.
They are commonly found in the warmer waters surrounding the northern zone of Australia. The box jelly fish population tends to increase between October and May every year. They have been found in the waters around the Asian continent as well. The venom released by the box jelly fish contains nematocysts that enter the blood stream causing excruciating pain and eventually cardiac arrest.
The most effective treatment is the application of vinegar which if applied as quickly as possible will help to remove the tentacles from the skin before the venom is absorbed into the blood stream.
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2. King Cobra:
The king cobra is the longest venomous snake in the world. The snake itself can grow to over 18 feet in length. Its usual prey is other snakes, but has been known to attack animals as large as an Asian elephant.
The venom injected by a king cobra is not as potent when compared to other venomous snakes, but the deadly fact is that the king cobra can inject up to 5 times more venom than any other snake known to man. The highly toxic venom can kill a human being within a matter of minutes if left untreated. These snakes are commonly found in southern and south-eastern Asia.
3. Blue-Ringed Octopus:
The blue ringed octopus is without a doubt a strikingly colored creature to look at, but trust us when we say you will do yourself a favor if you keep a safe distance from this one, best viewed from a safe distance. These small in size, yet dangerous sea creatures reside in the Pacific ocean, usually around Australia and Japan and are usually found in tide pools.
Resist the urge to touch or catch a blue ringed octopus when you spot one. The creature is hardly the size of a golf ball, but packs enough poison to kill more than 25 humans. You would not even feel the bite, but the neurotoxins released into your blood stream will eventually cause muscle weakness, respiratory failure, numbness, and eventually death.
The stone fish, contrary to the creature listed previously, is extremely ugly. They are commonly found in the tropical waters of both the Indian and the Pacific oceans. Also termed as Synanceia, the stone fish can inject venom that can prove fatal to humans.
The venom is claimed to cause extreme pain that people who have been bitten have begged to have their limbs amputated. Unfortunately, most who are bitten by the stone fish, found above the tropic of Capricorn, usually experience paralysis, shock, and a number of other unpleasant symptoms. If the victim gets immediate medical attention, he can be saved.
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5. Poison Dart Frog:
The poison dart frog is another animal you might find attractive if you spot one in the wild, but just touching it can be deadly to you. Native to Central and South America, the poison dart frog got its name because indigenous tribes used the poison on its skin to coat their blow darts.
Poison dart frogs grow to be around 2 inches long, but pack enough poison to kill up to 10 humans at a time. Believe it or not, certain chemicals found in this endangered species have been known to possess pain killing properties 200 times stronger than even morphine, but the undesirable side effects far outnumber the benefits.
6. Death Stalker Scorpion:
The vast majority of people are scared of scorpions because they are aware that their bites will cause pain, but usually nothing much serious. The death stalker scorpion on the contrary will cause a lot more than mere pain and a rash. Its poison besides causing intense pain can also result in a seizure, coma, and even death.
Death stalker scorpions are often found in North Africa and Middle East. The sting from a death stalker is intensely painful but if treated quickly rarely causes death in healthy adults. Immediate medical attention should be sought if a death stalker scorpion bites a child, elderly or anyone who is immunocompromised or already ill.
Listed above are the six most dangerous animals in the world and when you encounter any of these animals, try to be safe. If you have any opinions about these deadly animals, do share it with us using the comments section below.