1. White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari)
The White-lipped Peccary is an aggressive animal with a bite very powerful, the fangs penetrate soft tissue and it can cause fatal injuries. A few years ago 17 people were killed by these animals in Brazil! They are also considered one of the most dangerous animals to hunt because they attack humans when they feel threatened. They like water but tend to avoid swimming.
Why is it dangerous? : The White-lipped Peccary has a strong jaw, which allows him to gore its enemy, not too difficult: their eye teeth already have grooves that have evolved for delivering lethal bites!
Where do I find them? : This species can be found in Central and South America, including Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil.
2. Blue ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata)
This octopus is armed with a powerful toxin more than 1,000 times deadlier than cyanide! Few people have survived their bite! It has blue rings around its eyes which help it to camouflage when it hides from predators under the sand at the bottom of shallow waters like coral reefs or tide pools where they hunt for crabs, mollusks, and worms.
Why is it dangerous? : its venom is deadly so avoid any contact with this animal…
where do I find them? : This species lives in the Pacific Ocean in Australia, Japan, and other countries around.
3 . Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi)
The largest spider in the world is also one of the most deadly animals! The Goliath birdeater is a tarantula that can grow more than a foot long! Mature males are often encountered during the mating season because they leave their burrows to look for females… during that time people see groups of male goliaths together trying to attract females, but sometimes quite aggressive towards one another.
Why is it dangerous? : This spider can be very aggressive! If you scare a male goliath birdeater, he will charge on you to protect its territory… and if you happen to step on him, then he may bite hard enough that your foot swells up until it’s almost unusable! Also, they are said to have 10x more venom than other spiders in the same family (Theraphosidae).
Where do I find them? : This species can be found in Venezuela and Brazil where they live from the ground level of rainforest trees (up to 30 m high) like bromeliads or palms.
4 . Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Leopard are a member of the Felidae family and in some areas, their populations may even be increasing. There is little doubt that leopards rank amongst the most adaptable and successful big cats, being able to survive in habitats ranging from rainforest to desert… but it’s not so good for humans!
Why is it dangerous? : Even though they have claws, this animal tends to run away when threatened, but if cornered or teased they can become very aggressive – especially males! They use their teeth as weapons since they don’t really like wrestling with each other…
where do I find them? : Found in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and India.
5 . Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
The Cape buffalo is the second-largest African bovid after the giant eland, but it is much more aggressive than this and its skin is very tough. The cape buffalo can inflict serious injury or even kill with a single head-on charge. They are commonly found in open areas scrub forests – usually near thickets of acacia trees as they feed on twigs & leaves from these trees – which have been measured up to 9 m high!
Why is it dangerous? : cape buffaloes will not hesitate to attack -– so be careful when you see them! In addition, they also tend to live in herds that are very territorial.
where do I find them? : They can be found in the open plains of Southern & Eastern Africa, including Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania.