Top 10 Most Feared Wild Predators

They can attack from anywhere, on the ground, in the air and even under the water, let's see who is the best hunter and the most feared one?
The Top Ten
1 Killer Whale The orca or killer whale (Orcinus orca) is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. It is recognizable by its black-and-white patterned body. A cosmopolitan species, orcas can be found in all of the world's oceans in a variety of marine environments, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. more.

As the name suggests, the killer whale is a deadly predator, combining remarkable skill with awesome physical power. Orcas have a number of ingenious techniques in their hunting arsenal, giving them one of the most diverse diets of all aquatic predators. For example, they are fond of knocking seals and penguins from ice floes in order to seize them as they fall into the water. They have also been known to intentionally beach themselves in order to reach seals onshore. Highly social animals, killer whales tend to live in pods made up of dozens of individuals working cooperatively to snag prey. Some have even been known to successfully prey on great white sharks.

Orcas are the only truly competitor worthy of 1st. I mean, like seriously? Do you have a choice? They are quite large, like 276 to 383 inches(23 to 32 ft long), which is dwarfing great whites(which are 15 to 16 ft long). Surprisingly, they are quite fast for their size, 56 kmph(35 mph) which is one of the tops. But they're intelligence really surpasses the average animal kingdom. They are one of the only animals able to recognize themselves in a mirror. They have the second largest brain of marine fauna on Earth(next to the sperm whale). They are also one of the only marine life to hunt in pods. It's intelligence and teamwork, though, are really what make it a true hunting aquatic master. It has been known hunt nearly anything it digestive system will let it, including fish, sharks, dolphins, squid, and WHALES. Yes, you heard it right, whales. They have been in combat with both the sperm and blue and won more than lost. There was even this documentary(curse me for not sending in the ...more

The apex predator of the world (besides us)
Honestly, the killer whale is so impressive, it has been known to hunt the Blue Whale.
No I don't know about you, but preying on the biggest animal that ever lived is remarkable. Put it like this, that would be like the great white shark preying upon the Sperm Whale etc
Nothing preys on the orca and it is the perfect killing machine with strength, speed and intelligence.
Killer whales have also been known to kill great whites so I don't know how people think they're the apex predator of the world. In my opinion, bull sharks are more impressive than the great white.

Yes, it is true. Killer whales are the top predators of the world, and one of the most intelligent creatures in the universe. A lot of people believe that great white sharks are the top predators, but actually, if you read the other websites you'll see that scientists said they saw an orca and a great white shark fighting. The orca won, tearing the great white apart into pieces. That's totally awesome! I don't know if the name "orca" describes it, but "killer whale" is definitely a good name! "Killer" Whale. That means it is a killer. The king of the sky: eagle. Eagles doesn't do anything. The king of the land: Lion. Nah. The king of the sea: orca. Don't underestimate him! They eat blue whales, great whites, and ALL other (except for their relatives) marine animals. Isn't that a matching for this name and behavior? I love killer whales more than anything! They're just cute and powerful. Even videos show that they are good. In a video called "great white vs orca", at first there's an ...more

2 Siberian Tiger The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger population inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small population in southwest Primorye Province in the Russian Far East.

It has been shown over and OVER that tigers reign supreme as the real king of the jungle. They are bigger, stronger, more ferocious, etc.

The tiger is undeniably one of, if not the greatest land predators on the planet. I've seen a Bengal tigress hold off two lions. I mean sure, different fights have different results, and there's probably evidence that lions can kill tigers, but overall, the tiger will win more than the lion. Even Bengal tigers can take down crocodiles, while Siberian tigers have taken down male Kodiak bears, which are far bigger and stronger than the tiger. (basically larger grizzly bears)

No offense, but some of you need to get your facts straight before you vote.

I an well aware that lions are incredibly impressive predators, but male lions really only have to fight other lions for possession of their pride. After that, it's basically naps and meals.

Agile, strong, clever and fast, this animal has everything, no animal on Earth can top it, it's hard to compare an orca to a Siberian tiger as they are completely different but I would say tigers have a lot more attributes than orcas, with their incredible eye sight, power and the ability to evade and even climb trees. They are solitary hunters as they need no help when taking down their prey unlike orcas who hunt in groups. Also it is known that before humans had guns, they were at the top of the worlds food chain! Definitely number 1.

When you see a Siberian tiger, you can just see how much strength that animals holds.
The power and musculature of their upper body is breathtaking. Not only that, they are filmed to carry immense weight with only their jaw, unlike mammals like bears & wolverines, where people claim they can lift a record breaking amount with no evidence whatsoever. Also, if you have handled a cat, you will realise how strong they are, so imagine how powerful a even bigger cat would be. Golly!

Siberian Tigers are not only the biggest big cat but it is also the strongest. Lions are completely dependent on one another if you take out the male of the pride and a male Siberian Tiger the Siberian Tiger would win. Unlike the Lion they don't need others to help it hunt because it doesn't need them. It can just do a quick sprint bite the animals neck and be done. A Toger should be at least number 2

3 Great White Shark The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), also known as the white shark, white pointer, or simply great white, is a species of large mackerel shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. It is notable for its size, with larger female individuals growing to 6.1 m (20 ft) in length and 1,905–2,268 kg (4,200–5,000 lb) in weight at maturity. However, most are smaller; males measure 3.4 to 4.0 m (11 to 13 ft), and females measure 4.6 to 4.9 m (15 to 16 ft) on average. According to a 2014 study, the lifespan of great white sharks is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more, well above previous estimates, making it one of the longest lived cartilaginous fishes currently known. According to the same study, male great white sharks take 26 years to reach sexual maturity, while the females take 33 years to be ready to produce offspring. Great white sharks can swim at speeds of 25 km/hr (16 mph) for short bursts and to depths of 1,200 m (3,900 ft).

Any animal that has the misfortune of being preyed upon by the great white shark stands very little chance of surviving the attack. This animal is No. 1 on our countdown for its remarkable predatory abilities. With its streamlined body and strong jaws, the great white is a powerful animal: a fast swimmer and an agile aquatic acrobat able to leap high out of the water to surprise its prey. The great white shark also has multiple rows of sharp serrated teeth, each being replaced as soon as one is lost. In fact, a single shark can go through more than 50, 000 teeth in its lifetime. Great whites typically begin their attacks with a single punishing bite. The shark then waits for its victim to be weakened by the wound before it returns to eat - a technique that allows the predator to feed in relative safety.

I'm a Shark fanatic and there is no predator more worthy of a place on this list than the Great White Shark. It's ability to strike fear into the hearts of all who hear it's name is unquestionable and it's hunting method is impeccable.
It toys with you for a while, getting a read on the situation. After that, it rams you with incredible force like you've just been hit by a car, before disappearing into the depths below you. Then, just when you think it's gone, it shoots up from beneath you and snatches you up in its jaws and you get one look into its black, lifeless eyes before it rips you to shreds. There is no denying it. The Great White is the ultimate killing machine.

Great white sharks are harmless, in most attacks there is no flesh removed its caused of blood loss. I think it's the movies as well, like for instance jaws, made in the 1970's and the shark was a fake and they had got the fins the wrong size and if the shark were real it would sink. Sharks are curious animals they bite us to see if we are food. P.s its your choice to go in the water!

Great white sharks are harmless to humans, in most attacks no flesh is removed its caused of blood loss. And I think it the movies as well, like jaws that was made in the 1970's. It was made just to scare people! It was a fake shark, and they had made the fins the wrong size and if the shark were real it would sink. Stop killing them now or they will be gone! #save them!

4 African Lion

This animal is known as the "king of the jungle, " and for good reason. Lions hunt some of the largest prey on Earth, including buffalo and wildebeest. Part of their terrific success as predators comes from the fact that they cooperate in their kills. Lions live in social groups called prides, and all members work together in the hunt. Young lions learn their place in the pride early in life by play-fighting, which teaches them the skills they'll need for the hunt and determines what role they are most suited to perform. Lions' hunting success rate is only about one in five, but those odds are impressive when you consider that their prey species are massive creatures with plenty of fighting power of their own.

They have better fighting skills than tigers. And match with polar bear which is twice heavier than lion and have long claws but defenseless.All bears have fibre tissues of muscles which are weak and lion that can crush the skin of hippo which is equal to the skin of whale there is no doubt that lion can't crush skin of bear.And match with tiger. Tiger does not fight with other tigers they have poor fighting skills. Don't use captivity tigers vs captivity lions. In wild tiger weighs up to 275 kg and lions up to 200 kgs, so difference of weight is some of pounds. Although tiger has than lion that is tiger (127) and lion (112) and tiger have long claws but some less stamina than lions and tiger's skin is softer than lions. Lion have better fighting skill because when they are not the part of pride they live 3 to 4 years alone they learn fighting skills and some lionesses are also living alone they learn how to hunt alone. Proved lion will won because of better fighting skill, stamina ...more

Even though tigers are heavier and stronger than lions, I think a lion would win in a fight against a tiger mainly because a lion has more experience in fighting larger animals than a tiger. A male lion also spends his first few years training to be a strong predator. Male lions have manes so the tiger's favorite attack, the neck bite (a one-hit KO), would be less accurate because the lion's mane makes its neck unexposed.

Lions are not known as the "King of the Jungle", nor the "King of the Savannah", for that matter. The proper terminology is "King of Beasts". It is the impressive mane the males have that gave them this title, like a crown. In Africa they reign supreme. However, in the feline family they take the back seat to the larger, faster, stronger, and more agile Siberian Tiger. Anyone that claims otherwise is biased, or misinformed.

5 Gray Wolf

God so many wolfaboos. First off a wolf is very average in terms of animal intelligence. Second, they are not fluffy sparkle dogs, they are vicious wild canines who will attack and kill a human when given the chance. Sure they might be pretty, but underneath all of that they are still wild animals. Killer whales and dolphins are much more intelligent (seeing as a dolphin can recognize themselves in a mirror which is something that a wolf cannot do.) Lastly, the gray wolf is not endangered nor have they ever been threatened with extinction. When given the chance, wolves can breed like rats and kill off most of the carrion population.

Grey wolves are not only among the smartest animals on earth, smarter than any animal on this list exempt possibly the killer whale, they also are among the top distance runners in the animal kingdom capable of continuing a chase for hours longer than any of these other animals. The wolf therefore is not only a highly social, it runs in packs up to 30 strong, and it's a highly intelligent animal. It will virtually never stop chasing you.

Grey wolves have it all, they're smarter, faster, strong, hunt in packs, AND they can swim. Can a killer whale do all that? I think not! But anyway, I am happy that the grey wolf is on the list. They definitely deserve it.

Not the best predator, not even close. One single wolf cannot take Down a grizzly bear. Siberian tigers can, and they are much stronger then a wolf, but I would say they are at least 6th still.

6 Saltwater Crocodile The saltwater crocodile, also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world.

Has the strongest bite on earth (almost as the T-Rex's), his preys can be great whites-like or any other thing in the australian sea, that's why it's the ultimate carnivore.
At contrary than the other crocs, this one never gets tired, and if this it's not enough, it's the most intelligent reptile, 7 times more than the Great White.

You can't improve perfection and that's why this beast has been almost unchanged (the size of crocs has changed) for millions of years. They can take down anything they want and have stealth and power better then anything else on this list. Should be #1

If you put a lion a crocodile a python a Komodo dragon and a tiger in a cadge for 3 weeks the last one standing would be the crocodile.

That's the best to me. Largest alive reptile in the world.
Lives and attacks on sea, river and land. Combines strong jaw with overprotection of carapace.

7 Cheetah The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large cat and native to Africa and central Iran. It is the fastest land animal, estimated to be capable of running at 80 to 128 km/h (50 to 80 mph) with the fastest reliably recorded speeds being 93 and 98 km/h (58 and 61 mph), and as such has several adaptations for speed, including a light build, long thin legs and a long tail. It typically reaches 67–94 cm (26–37 in) at the shoulder, and the head-and-body length is between 1.1 and 1.5 m (3 ft 7 in and 4 ft 11 in). Adults weigh between 21 and 72 kg (46 and 159 lb). Its head is small and rounded, and has a short snout and black tear-like facial streaks. The coat is typically tawny to creamy white or pale buff and is mostly covered with evenly spaced, solid black spots. Four subspecies are recognised. more.

This is a very graceful cat, with extreme speed. They have a high bite force and sharp claws which enables them to be one of the BEST predators

Cheetahs should be third

Cheetahs are awesome.

8 Polar Bear The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.

Polar bears by far are the most powerful land predators on earth. They kill seals and walruses and can pull a 1 ton beluga whale out of the icy ocean. No other land carnivore can match the power of a polar bear. Kodiak Bears number 2 and grizzly bears number 3 and Siberian tigers number 4

Polar bears used to be brown bears whom wondered the north for food, then they adapted to the freezing environment and grew white fur, learned how to swim and most importantly created a new species of bear! # I love them

Polar bears can bring down "number one" on this list, the Killer Whale! Just because an animal is feared through stories doesn't mean it is dangerous

My sister in law is inuit, or inuk for one and her father who was a hunter told her that one day they hunted a 2000lbs close to 12 feet polar bear, just imagine the power of such a bear, I know inuits are big story tellers but a few other people whom where the say the same story...

9 Bengal Tiger

They are the fastest biggest land beast. They also can and like to swim! Lions hunt together prides so no way they should be ahead. The Grizzly is a close second land wise.

Bengal tigers are wonderful animals we should learn to love them too, stop the fur hunting and pretend you're the species being wiped out. How would you feel! #tigers rule

The Bengal Tiger is not the biggest cat. The Siberian Tiger is, followed by the African Lion. However, they definitely belong on the list.

One of the few animals on a very short list of predators that actively hunt human beings. A true man killer!

10 Black Mamba The black mamba is a species of extremely venomous snake, a member of the family Elapidae native to parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The most fearsome animal in all Africa may well be the black mamba, the giant venomous snake found throughout the southeastern portion of the continent. It gets its name from the black skin on the inside of its mouth, which it displays just before it strikes. These animals are usually quite shy, but can be extremely aggressive when confronted. When they do attack, they tend to strike their victims repeatedly, releasing a lethal mix of neurotoxin and cardiotoxin. In the past, a bite from a black mamba was 100 percent fatal. Now, that figure is decreasing due to the increased use of anti-venom throughout the continent.

My comparison his BLACK MAMBA, wild predator of in principal woman film Kill Bill. BLACK MAMBA, his poison snake I comparison to principal woman in Kill Bill 1 and 2. Yellow costum danger woman. Name actress is Uma Thurman. Yellow woman and magic zord is attacker offer world Yakuza.

This creepy creature is the most amazing and deadly thing in the world!

The Contenders
11 Golden Eagle

The Golden eagle is the best eagle.They are at the top of the food chain and Golden eagles also hunt wolves! Golden eagles are also very large eagles and they have a grip about 430 pounds per square inch! Even though it is not the most powerful eagle, it yet hunts the largest prey of any bird! They are also the 2nd fastest animals in the world losing only to the Peregrine falcon. But Golden eagles are apex predators and peregrine falcons are not apex predators. Also, Golden eagles eat Peregrine falcons.

Eagles are the best birds. There strong, fast and agile. It's no wonder the US chose a bald EAGLE to symbolize there country.

They can kill wolves, foxes and deer easily. And they can fly 80 mph and dive 150 mph

They feast on everything and cannot be stopped!

12 Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

Hyena's have one of the most powerful jaws in the world. Their bite is significantly tougher than a lions plus hyenas are pack hunters giving them an extra edge.

Hyenas are actually second only to lions for top land predators

13 Grizzly Bear The grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear.

The grizzly bear, also known as the brown bear, is probably the most feared animal in North America. This powerful predatory animal can stand 7 feet tall and weigh more than 800 pounds. Its strong limbs and huge paws can kill a man in a single swipe, and its powerful crushing jaws allow it to feed on a variety of foods, including large mammals. Grizzlies are also strong swimmers and fast runners. Coming face to face with this animal in the wild can be a harrowing experience, but the best response is to stand tall and resist the urge to run. These animals have been clocked at more than 40 miles per hour, and running away from them can trigger their chase response.

Have you ever seen the size of a Kodiak's paw? It's twice the size of your head and has really long powerful claws. Except for maybe a polar bear no other land predator could touch it (well, maybe a giant crocodile could, but grizzlies have pretty impressive stamina). These monoliths are able to shrug off bullets very easily unless it's a high-caliber straight shot to the heart or head. A Lion or Tiger would be destroyed in seconds since their hunting tactics revolve around tackling, and the Kodiak is just too big for that. Definitely the baddest land predator.

Ferocious with many weapons. Pure strength in it's bone crushing swipes. Thick bone mass prevents serious injury from other predators.

Grizzlies are stronger and muscular than wolves.

14 Green Anaconda

Anacondas are one of the top predators in the Amazon Rainforest. They coil their prey and squeeze until prey starts to suffocate. They start to swallow their prey when it dies. They come at land to hunt their prey at night.

15 Coyote

Extremely fast and adaptable, these brilliant animals should be way ahead of the wolf. Wolves only exist due to the good graces of mankind. Coyotes are more than survivors, they are thrivers.

There was a coyote in my backyard once!

16 Komodo Dragon The Komodo dragon, also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.

The largest of all lizards, the Komodo dragon is a mighty reptile that weighs up to 300 pounds and can reach a length of more than 10 feet. This animal takes our No. 6 spot for having multiple predatory advantages: speed, strength and the tenacity to bring down prey species twice its size. They also have a toxic bite; any victim that survives a Komodo dragon attack is likely to succumb to their wounds soon after. Komodos mainly hunt by ambushing their prey, but they are also fast runners and good swimmers. What's more, their incredible predatory skills are matched by an equally impressive ability to consume meat, up to half their own body weight in a single meal.

One reason is because they're HUGE! Another reason is just because of their bite, A. Their saliva is toxic, B. Their mouths are full of bacteria which can cause an infection for its victims. C. Their teeth alone would hurt. They're also pretty agile.

With most animals if you get bitten by them, you can live. If you get bitten by a Komodo dragon, you will have to deal with them following you for days as you slowly waste away. It sounds like something from a horror movie, but it is real.

Have the coolest adaption of having so much bacteria in there mouth that after they bite something once they can just sit back and wait for an easy meal to collapse in front of them. Should be in the top 10 at least

17 Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various habitats ranging from rain-forest to steppe and including arid and mountainous areas; and to run at speeds up to 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph). The common name "leopard" (pronounced /ˈle-pərd/) is a Greek compound of λέων (leōn) ("lion") and πάρδος (pardos) ("male panther"). It lives throughout Asia (except for North Asia) and Africa, including Indonesia.

If you're in Mozambique. They might come into your house and kill you in their sleep. I love leopards anyway. They have really cute cubs!

They're basically animal assassins, really silent but excellent at killing.

18 Bald Eagle The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle.
19 Jaguar The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a large cat species and the only living member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas. With a body length of up to 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) and a weight of up to 158 kg (348 lb), it is the largest cat species in the Americas and the third largest in the world. Its distinctively marked coat features pale yellow to tan colored fur covered by spots that transition to rosettes on the sides, although a melanistic black coat appears in some individuals. The jaguar's powerful bite allows it to pierce the carapaces of turtles and tortoises, and to employ an unusual killing method: it bites directly through the skull of mammalian prey between the ears to deliver a fatal blow to the brain.

They are to be feared and respected. These cats can take down massive anacondas (if working as a team), Black Caimans and even Black bears. There are various photographic, videos and pictures of proof relating to this. Their immensely crazy bite can crush turtle shells as if they were twigs. There was a case where a jaguar stalked and nearly killed a child. These instances are rare, but can go unrecorded and are not uncommon with habitat encroachment. It would be too horrifying to comprehend if these cats got a taste for human blood.

It's not all about speed. You've gotta think about stealth hunters too! Jaguars are the 3rd biggest cat after tiger and lion. I'm not saying that they should definitely be number 1. That's just my opinion, but cut the jaguar some slack okay? Plus have you seen jaguar cubs? They're well, cute!

20 Nile Crocodile

The strongest reptile in the world. It can kill anything including lions and hyenas. The strongest bite force in the world.

21 Falcon Falcons are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species. Falcons are widely distributed on all continents of the world except Antarctica, though closely related raptors did occur there in the Eocene. Adult falcons have thin, tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and change direction rapidly. Fledgling falcons, in their first year of flying, have longer flight feathers, which make their configuration more like that of a general-purpose bird such as a broad wing. This makes flying easier while learning the exceptional skills required to be effective hunters as adults. The falcons are the largest genus in the Falconinae subfamily of Falconidae, which itself also includes another subfamily comprising caracaras and a few other species. All these birds kill with their beaks, using a "tooth" on the side of their beaks—unlike the hawks, eagles, and other birds of prey in the Accipitridae, which use their feet.
22 Humboldt Squid
23 Bottlenose Dolphin
24 King Cobra The king cobra is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. more.
25 Piranha A piranha or piraña, a member of family Characidae in order Characiformes, is a freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers, floodplains, lakes and reservoirs.

Nasty creatures with a vicious bite. Plus, they swarm and are known for eating anything that touches the water; including humans.

Those guys can eat a cow in like a minute. Its true. They ate a bus full of people in 5 mins.

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