Animals also known as metazoa, form the biological kingdom Animalia and over 1.5 million living animal species have been described. But it has been estimated there are over 7 million animal species in total, in which around 1 million are insects!
Golden Poison Dart Frog
This Dart frog is one of the most toxic animals on Earth. Poison is found in their skin, too toxic to touch and this poison remains active for up to a year. Its scientific name is Phyllobates terribilis and weighs less than one ounce, also size is relative to a paper clip!
Cape buffalo also known as African buffalo is a familiar sight to visitors of African parks and reserves. It is the largest as well as the only member of the buffalo and cattle tribe (Bovini) that occurs naturally in Africa. This buffalo’s unpredictable nature makes it highly dangerous to humans.
Cone snails also called Cone shells use a venomous harpoon to capture faster-moving prey, such as fish. The fact is that the venom of a few larger species is powerful enough to kill a human being. It contains more than 100 toxins in its six-inch small body!
In this world, 3000 species of mosquitoes transmit more diseases than any other creature! In addition to nuisance factor, mosquitoes are carriers for some of humanity’s most deadly illnesses, and they are public enemy number one in the fight against global infectious disease.
This marine animal is the most venomous on the planet and it will kill you within two minutes if you receive two metres or more tentacle contact! Box jellyfish also known as marine stinger may not look dangerous, but 20 to 40 people die from stings by box jellyfish annually in the Philippines alone!
Great White Shark
There are 489 shark species and only three are responsible for unprovoked attacks on humans: the great white, tiger, and bull. Great white shark also known as white pointer are torpedo-shaped with powerful tails that can propel them through the water at up to 15 miles per hour.
These lions are mostly found in sub-Saharan Africa, but their population has shrunk in half over the past 25 years. Their scientific name is Panthera leo and the conflict with humans is one of the greatest threats they face.
A bite by the tsetse fly can transmit a disease to humans, called African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness. More than sixty million people who live mainly in rural parts of Africa are at risk of contracting sleeping sickness.
Largest species of crocodiles like Saltwater and Nile crocodiles can be very dangerous to humans. In parts of South-East Asia and Africa, crocodiles kill hundreds of people each year. Moreover, Saltwater crocodile named world’s most aggressive and the average crocodile eats about 50 full meals a year.
As of 2015, snake bites kill more than 100,000 people a year and Indian cobra is one of the most dangerous snakes in India. Asian cobras are responsible for the largest chunk of human deaths by snakebite a year, also they can shoot venom up to 6 feet (2 meters) with tremendous accuracy.
If you want to experience the thrill of seeing some beautiful, deadly creatures you can go to Australia. Because, Australia is known for having the world’s most dangerous animals!