The most dangerous wild animals: the final list!



by LORENZO CIOTTI

The most dangerous wild animals: the final list!

There are many types of dangerous animals in the wild, some of which have characteristics that make them dangerous (if provoked and/or annoyed) to humans. We remind you that animals must be protected, not disturbed, especially in their natural habitat, and left to live in peace.

Unfortunately, today many animals are threatened by man, directly or indirectly, with damages such as poaching, climate change, loss of the environment and biodiversity. That is why an animal is then forced to defend itself.

The most dangerous wild animals: the final Top-5!

The Taipan's is the most venomous bite in the world: it is capable of injecting around 110mg of venom, enough to kill a hundred humans and over 200,000 mice. It is native to Australia and belongs to the Elapidae family.

Three species exist in Australia: the common taipan, the less common inland taipan (also known as proud snake and small-scaled snake) (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), and Oxyuranus temporalis discovered in Australia in 2007. Hippopotamus is the third largest mammal in the world, after the elephant and the rhino.

They are widespread in Africa and are responsible for causing more human deaths on the continent than other more feared animals. Hippos live in groups on a territory (lake or river) which varies according to the type of water surface and the season.

Along the banks of a river, in a less extensive space, live more animals than usually gather on the banks of a lake: thirty-three hippopotamuses can divide one hundred meters of the edge of a river, while in one hundred meters of that of a lake only seven specimens cohabit.

The black buffalo has been renamed the black death in local languages. It is an extremely unpredictable animal and kills more than 200 people a year. Like almost all artiodactyls it is strictly herbivorous. It lives in large herds that can even number 400 individuals.

These herds are generally made up of females, young and young, while the adult males are solitary and sedentary for most of the year and rejoin the herd only during the mating season. The blue ringed octopus is very poisonous, among the most dangerous marine species in the world.

The small animal is widespread off the coasts of Africa and Japan. Its poison is lethal even for humans and the worst thing is that there is no antidote. Western scientists first sighted the Komodo dragon in 1910. Since then, its large size and fearsome reputation have made it a popular visitor to zoos.

In the wild, however, its range has reduced due to human activities and for this reason it is inserted by the IUCN among the endangered species. However, it enjoys complete protection by Indonesian law and a special national park, the Komodo National Park, has been established to ensure its survival.