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1. These omnivores are found in Asia, Europe, and North and South America, but mainly in the northern hemisphere. Adults of all species range from four to nine feet in length and can weigh anywhere from 60 - 1300 pounds. Attacks by these are considered rare, but don't get between a mother and her young.
Which big brutes start off the "World's Most Dangerous Animals" list at the #10 position?
2. It seems everyone was raised to be scared of this tough-skinned, cartilaginous, animal that is hunted to the tune of 100 million per year. They're not as bad as movies about them suggest, yet they were credited with over 150 attacks last year, and find themselves included on the list of the "World's Most Dangerous Animals".
What animal, unfairly labelled as a 'maneater', comes in at #9 on the list?
3. Coming in at #8 is an animal that looks anything but dangerous. There are over 200 varieties that measure anywhere one inch to six feet in diameter, and every one of the species has the capability of poisoning their victims through the use of nematocysts. It's a slow-moving creature and looks fragile, and its appearance fools many into thinking that even the small ones are harmless.
Which of the "World's Most Dangerous Animals" am I describing above?
4. Mostly found in Africa, this behemoth owns a reputation as being a ruthless killer. It can reach a weight of several thousand pounds with the average adult male measuring 11-17 feet in length. Herbivores by nature, they're extremely ill-tempered towards humans and their natural enemies, crocodiles, and have been witnessed attacking and consuming both.
Which massive mammal took #7 on the "World's Most Dangerous Animals" list?
5. This next animal often has a friendly nature towards people, yet are known to attack unexpectedly, even people they've been familiar with for decades. Native only to Africa and some parts of southern and eastern Asia, these strictly herbivorous mammals kill an average of nearly 500 people every year.
Which extremely intelligent animal, sits at #6 on the "World's Most Dangerous Animals" countdown?
6. With a bite that produces over 5,000 pounds per square inch, I thought this grotesque carnivore would sit higher on the most dangerous animals list. Found mostly in Africa and Australia, it has been seen killing sharks, yet it has a perfect symbiotic relationship with the Egyptian plover, a small bird that serves as its personal dental hygienist.
Coming in at #5 on the "World's Most Dangerous Animals" list, what creature am I speaking of ?
7. Number four on the "World's Most Dangerous Animals" list is actually a group of several species. Experts say if you meet up with one of this group, "Never Run", but rather stand still, open your coat and/or try to look as big as possible, and avoid eye contact. Many people are 'owned' by the domestic variety.
What soft and cuddly group of fast-moving maulers gets the #4 position?
8. There are about 2000 species of these lethal segmented creatures from the arachnid family. Usually measuring from 1/2 to 3 inches, they have the capability to tear prey apart, and to deliver either hemotoxins,(causes swelling, redness, and pain), or neurotoxins,(can cause convulsions, cardiac irregularities, paralysis, and death). In Mexico they say to check your shoes for these before putting them on.
On the "World's Most Dangerous Animals" list, which creature earns #3 spot?
9. With over 450 venomous species, of which 250 are capable of killing a man, this creepy animal earns the #2 rank on the list of "World's Most Dangerous Animals". Human fatalities occur in Africa, North America, Asia, and Australia, home of the deadliest poison carrier of the entire species. The warmth of our bloodstreams is what helps it target us, yet almost 100% of attacks occur because of human encroachment on their habitat and mishandling of the animals.
Which group of wicked wildlife, that takes #2, am I referring to?
10. I was rather surprised to see this creature in the #1 position, yet, it's involved in over 5 million deaths a year, with estimates going as high as 50 million+! What do you think it is? Are you as nervous and excited as I am? For the fun of it, I'm witholding information about it, but I'll offer a tiny clue, albeit vague, to see if you can use your own cognitive creativity to decide what gets credit of being the #1 killing creature on the planet.
So, according to the general consensus of animal experts, which of the following gets the nod for the #1 "World's Most Dangerous Animal"?
*Note: The obvious answer for #1 would be "humans", yet for the purpose of this quiz, I've not included it.
Source: Author krazykritik
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