Top Ten Most Dangerous Animals


The Top Ten

1 Humans Humans Humans are not exactly wild animals, but not domesticated, either. Proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white. Builders of the global civilization.

People are responsible for more death than any other species. I don't understand why humans think we're so special and own the world when really we're just one species of animal among many. The planet would be better off if humans had never existed, I believe.

Humans kill animals they even kill each other there are more people killed every year by serial killers and murders than there are by any animal in the whole world so we are the most dangerous animal

Animals kill animals too. It's called the food chain, and we're on top. Someone has to be! - Blight

Out of all the animals here, and based on what kills the most people, humans sare most dangerous. The truth is, people taste bad, so nothing really eats us.

Not that dangerous, to be honest. Mosquitoes are the most dangerous. - Blight

This is a good point. But the range of aggressiveness is big they're are humans that save animals.

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2 Mosquito Mosquito Spanish for "small fly," mosquitoes are flies that have been known to cause various diseases . A sample of diseases caused by mosquitoes: malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus .

Mosquitoes might not seem as scary and big as the animals listed above, but is indeed the most dangerous animal in the world. Mosquitoes have the highest death toll of any animal, killing 1 million people annually by spreading malaria. I have heard somewhere that they have caused 50% of all human deaths in history, excluding wars and disasters. - m16lion9460

DUH! Mosquitos kill more than a million people a year by spreading disease... I can't believe this wasn't on here! - HorsebackCheerleadingGirl

These are the most dangerous animals on this list. Millions of people die from Malaria (a disease that mosquitoes in Africa transmit) every day. Besides sharks just bite humans then they spit them out because they mistake them for fish.

Mosquitos can kill humans so why is humans first?

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3 Crocodile Crocodile Crocodiles or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

The salt water crocodile has the strongest bite on earth at 6,000 pounds of bite force its bite rivals the t-rex. Anything that come near is dead. Nothing should get in this living fossils way. It can flip a canoe. And can kill you. It is worlds stealthiest predator and has no predator it is massive at well over a ton its the worlds biggest crocodile. It is a modern dinosaur. Get it angry and you will be bitten... Very hard. - nando

It is the biggest but it is not the strongest the strongest croc is a nile crocodile - MegadethFan07

Not only is the salt-water crocodile the largest living reptile on the planet, but it also one of the only animals in the world that will kill and eat humans as a food source.

The croc is a living dinosaur. And have been the way they are now for millions of years. Basically they are the dinosaurs of today.

Crocs are resposible for 3000 deaths a year one croc Gustave was responsible for 300 deaths at 18 feet long ate a goat after a trap flooded and there has been no more reports of him don’t believe me search up gustave killer croc on YouTube

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4 Shark Shark Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Sharks have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.

You are more likely to be killed by lightning than to die by a shark so sharks aren't that dangerous

While they are dangerous, for every human killed by a shark, 25 million sharks have been killed by humans. - noisyboy43

Bull Sharks give warning but many people think that it is just seaweed. When they strike you will see lots of blood in the water and the person that was attacked will probably never be seen alive again!

Puh-leeze people about 8 people are killed by sharks and 100 million sharks are killed by humans. Big difference. And it is not a sharks fault they mistake you for seals. They have terrible eyesight. Whoever wrote this,please erase sharks as number four.

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5 Hippopotamus Hippopotamus The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.

The hippo has giant killer tusks that can be a foot long. It can easily bite a crocodile in half. It looks slow but it can run 20 mph. It is the third biggest land animal and can be 4 tons of super mean killer. It kills the most people in Africa and can destroy a van. They are awesome animals but don't get to close or you will be charged by fury. - nando

Hippo kills more than shark and crocodile, I believe. Since it was more sensitive and look harmless. BECAUSE it looks harmless, people often cross the boundaries hippos make. Yawning is actually their way to say "Back Off" ehich we intercepted as an entertainment. And so we're doomed. But shark already give us a crystal clear warning as soon as their fin surfaces. Plus, shark and such don't actually eat humans. It only harm us when trathened or curious of our seal-like swimming and posture. When it realized we're much less meatier, it will most likely release us

Okay you can say hippos are nice and peaceful in cartoons but life isn't that simple hippo can rip a car into 9999,999pieces

Best animal in the world

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6 Snake Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.

Uh.. it really depends on what snake, I mean, most of these things aren't poisonous or small. Meeting one will kill you? It didn't kill me. The worst that could happen is getting a slight pain lasting for a few seconds unless you're in some jungle. Not really dangerous to us humans in the city...

Snakes can't possibly be that bad! If a deer or something walks in their territory and gets killed, it's nature. If an irresponsible human walks in and gets killed, it's nature. It's our own fault. They're only defending themselves.

Can kill you within minutes. If you're on your own and you meet one of these, oh dear. You're screwed. Run for your life. - icepaw99

I should know. - RevolverOcelot

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7 Tiger Tiger The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

Tigers are the natural powerhouse of the big cats. If you Took a
A 500 pound water buffalo and put in a lions territory it would take a whole pride to even get it to its knees. But, a tiger would need its self because a tiger could kill that water buffalo in a matter of seconds. And tigers can hold their own against Siberian brown bears and are one of the few animals who see us as a natural prey source. (Scary! )

They are much BIGGER than lions they are BIG as Bears they run fast almost as a cheetah strengh as a Elephant so watch out - SmoothCriminal

they have killed 3000 people in just 2 yrs.

They're cute, but extremely dangerous. Do not mess with one. - LaST_LiGHT

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8 Elephant Elephant Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognized, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species.

Elephants can be very unpredictable. They can beat you into a pulp. Though I voted for humans, I agree that the elephant is a very dangerous animal.

An elephant will tear you to pieces. But that's only if you mess with it so you should be safe

Although not threatened by any animal its that way for a reaso they out weigh all animals not to mention their emotion

Elephants are very docile animals and don't hurt anyone unless you try to mess with them. You go ahead destroy their habitats they destroy your farms.

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9 King Cobra King Cobra

One bite your done

It's a snake, so basically already mentioned

These count as a snake, but if you want any info, it is the largest venomous snake and a whack from its tail is enough to shatter your skull. So yeah! Just your average snake which can kill you if it wants to. - favouredlist314

They are disgusting things and so vicious

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10 Lion Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

they say if you can here a lion roar than your on its terroritary human vs lion without weapons the human stands no chance - Elvisjackson

Lion will smash a shark and it is the most dominant land animal of all time! It definitely kicks ass in Africa!

Actually the African Rock Python has been known to kill and devour lions. Also, dominance of an animal all depends on where it is; for example, a penguin is able to survive cold, harsh environments, but would ultimately perish if it was relocated into Death Valley. - LostDream258

Whoever said if you can hear a lion roar, you are on its territory hasn't taken into account that both you and the lion could be right at the border of their territory, but not quite.

Hairy hairy ugly lionesses and lions gonna kill ya

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The Contenders

11 Spider Spider

there bites can be very poisonous and they creepy but they do keep the bug population down

The eyes, the eyes... to scary, the legs, the legs... there's 8 of em'
The body, the body... bony and creepy, the butt, the butt... shoots webs!

Most house spiders are harmless so no need to kill them, but some of the other ones like the BLACK WIDOW and the AUSTRALIAN FUNNEL WEB and especially the BRAZILIAN WANDERING SPIDER, WHICH SO HAPPENS TO BE THE MOST VENOMOUS SPIDER are incredibly venomous. - favouredlist314

Australia described in one word

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12 Rat Rat Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

? Rats gang up and kill humans you say? ? I'm not sure I understand... Hey... Um... Are you in therapy... You belong in therapy... Since when do rats GANG UP and KILL human beings. They're an animal the size of our hand... And apparently... They can kill us... Rats are innocent and loyal. You people carry around a disease far more infectious than the plague. It's a disease called stupidity.

Rats are cute... They are intelligent and friendly. They weren't the origin of the plague; fleas were. The fleas bit the rats and the rats bit the humans who were trying to kill them. Everyone seems to hate them and want to kill them on sight. It's sad, really. These poor creatures...

What the hell, a rat is more dangerous than a Komodo Dragon? May I ask how exactly? O_o

He could chew off your private area.

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13 Killer Whale Killer Whale The killer whale or orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member.

An Orca could beat any animal in the sea; the only creature which would have a chance would be a sperm whale.


1. It is the fastest mammal in the sea.

2. It is highly intelligent.

3. It has deadly teeth.

4. It is massive.


If Orcas preyed on humans, they could easily demolish you. Killer Whales are one of the most intelligent creatures on this planet, so they obviously would use pretty much any tactic and advantage they can use to kill their victims. That's what makes them unique from other animals. Rather than just killing everything in the same way, Orcas like to mix it up and try something different every once in a while. The tactic I like the most is "The Wave Knocker". They go barely beneath the surface of the water and then they swim very fast to create waves that will knock a creature off of a glacier.

A killer whale eats BLUE WHALES by getting on top of their blowhole and seperating them from the baby. It also eats great white sharks and other dolphins and by the way it is a dolphin. It even attempts to eat seals and seal lions but sometimes they get away.

It doesn't eat the baby after it suffocates. These cold hearted creatures just leaves them for others. - Doggus

So nice I love it so

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14 Box Jellyfish Box Jellyfish Box jellyfish are cnidarian invertebrates distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. Some species of box jellyfish produce extremely potent venom: Chironex fleckeri, Carukia barnesi and Malo kingi.

I've always loved jellyfish, but there are some bad jellyfish that can seriously hurt you. This is most likely the deadliest. You are more likely to survive being hit by a bus then surviving a sting from this deadly creature. AVOID IT AT ALL COST!

This is #4, after blue ring octopi (2), HUMANS (1) and bison (3). Daddy long legs are more poisonous than black widows, but their fangs can't penetrate skin.

This animal has the be the worlds most dangerous. In less than 60 seconds it can kill with it's sting. A shark isn't even that dangerous. People are most likely to survive shark attacks than die.

Why is this number 14? I guess everyone loves the invisible floating plastic bag in the ocean that is actually the sea equivalent of the grim reaper.
One touch of this satanic puff of smoke puts a timer above your head and a will in your hand 'cause you ain't seeing tomorrow.
It might as well just rock the full cloak and scythe because this thing will boss Satan back into the depths of hell just by nonchalantly wagging one of it's many death-tails in it's general direction, but it doesn't because it does't need any accessories to assert it's dominance over all life.
Just one fraction of a touch from this thing and you'll be kissing your sweet ass goodbye because it's taking you straight to the graveyard with that loving embrace.
But this pure unadulterated badassery isn't enough to beat Mr "I almost went extinct because people like my weird tusks" elephant or even Mr "I sleep 20 hours a day just to occasionaly steal a carcass by being kinda spooky" lion I guess.
In my ...more

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15 Hyena 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.

I was born and raised in Uganda. People ask me about lions and things like that. No. Those are not something we worried about. Hippos are scary. But people do not understand when I tell them. People underestimate their size and insanity. One time hyenas came into the outskirts of the village to get into eel baskets someone had left out, and the villagers made everyone get onto their roofs rather than try to fight or defend themselves.

Hyenas. Hyenas are so terrifying that in 15 years living in America, I refuse to watch The Lion King. I refused to go to my friend's home because he had a spotted cattle dog that looked like a hyena. I had a very real panic attack at a zoo when I heard a hyena call. I wouldn't have gone if I'd known they kept them. Hyens give absolutely zero about injuries sustained while hunting. The one gang leader where I'm from had a hyena he kept on a chain, and no one messed with him.

With hyenas, there is no chance of a fight.

I went on a safari in Africa, and spotted some hyenas. I wasn't terrified because I thought they were gonna attack me. What I did saw was that they were eating a dead animal left by another animal. Not only they are scavengers, but they steal lion or cheetah cubs. - LaST_LiGHT

They may be dangerous animals, but they're not evil (or perhaps, not all of them are evil). People need to stop treating The Lion King like it's a documentary. The stereotype of hyenas being wicked or evil is just a myth and not the truth, and as a matter of fact, one of the worst and most offensive of all stereotypes.

If you do your research, you'll see that hyenas can be as lovable as lions.

Why is a rat more dangerous than a skilled hunter that has equal, not of higher intelligence than what we evolved from. Not to mention they hunt in packs ranging from 10-70, Above all, they can eat through elephant bones. So... 70 hyenas at max VS a rat. Who'd win in a battle. Its obvious. I bet a 10 minute old Cub could kill a rat. (They're born with teeth and their eyes open)

Of course this animal is one of the highest they can swallow any bone you could give them but don't talk bad about them just because they are dangers. If you don't want to die from a hyena then don't go to Africa but this animal is the best animal in the world in my opinion.

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16 Komodo Dragon 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.

It has more than 1000 deadly bacterias in their mouth, sharp (I mean it) teeth, very strong neck, all enough to bite you, kill you, swing you around, and rip you to pieces, then swallow you.

It's the largest lizard in the world, it has bacteria in its mouth and is poisonous. It's fast for its size and can swim and climb. It's extremely dangerous and should be higher on the list.

Their bite will kill before the day is over

I think that the Komodo dragon is better than a crocodile

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17 Bear Bear Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives.

Grizzlies are our worst enemies in North America because they can tear you and mauled the living hell outta you. Now I'm afraid to go hiking in California!

No, no, no. Our worst enemy is Donald Trump. Grizzlies and peaceful if you leave them alone. - LaST_LiGHT

I like bears, but it's common fact that bears are extremely dangerous and I would not like to meet one. Did you know that a male bear will kill any cubs that come into his territory. In conclusion, I find bears fascinating, but they are VERY dangerous!

They can climb trees. They can run fast. What do you do to get away? You're toast if you ever confront a bear that wants to harm you

Everybody underestimates the bear.

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18 Cape Buffalo Cape Buffalo

Most aggressive when provoked!

They charge right at you at 30mph and tries to trample. Just imagine how painful that would be coming from an animal with horns and weighs more than 1000lbs.

The Cape Buffalo. And you thought charging Bulls were bad.

AVOID THESE AT ALL COST! I was reading abot one that GORED A RHINO just because "it looked at it funny" and I thought box jellies were dangerous - ernestthechihuahua

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19 Black Widow Black Widow

Well, no one has died of a Black Widow bite in over ten years. You are more likely to died from a Brown Recluse bite. - LostDream258

So do we need to be scared of the avengers then?

Wrong species. This is a human.


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20 African Lion

I don't think Asian lions are more powerful than the king of the jungle aka African lions

Lion's are dangerous for any one

Lions were mentioned above. Why again and again?

it stupid

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