What are the Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the World?

Top 10 World’s Most Dangerous Animals

Ever wondered what animals kill the most people? Between the lion, great white shark, black mamba snake, and the hippopotamus, which animal do you think is the deadliest? Or are the most aggressive animals more unique, like the cape buffalo, box jellyfish or deathstalker scorpion? Watch the counts down ten animals you should avoid. Or, to put it another way: ten animals that will straight up kill you.

#10. Deathstalker Scorpion
#9. Saltwater Crocodile
#8. African Elephant
#7. Hippopotamus
#6. Cape Buffalo
#5. Great White Shark
#4. African Lion
#3, #2 & #1??

Disgusting Animals On Planet Earth

Our Planet Earth is a beautiful and majestic place, but as well it has incredible creatures and paradises it also includes a whole lot of interesting and crazy things. Nature is a beautiful, majestic thing…until it makes you want to puke your guts out. For every bunny rabbit or kitten, there’s a horrible animal out there that will find you…and destroy your soul. Nature can be some nasty business, and while all life is sacred, that doesn’t mean that all life is attractive. Here are a few ugly, wonderful creatures that you’d never, ever want to keep as a pet. Probably…

Horned lizard: Also called horny toad or horned frog these names come from its body shape, it looks like a toad but it is really a lizard. This lizard is totally adapted to desert areas, the spines are made from reptile scales that have the function of preventing water loss. They have a very distinctive way of protecting from predators which consist in puffing up their bodies that look really horny making the predator think it is very difficult to swallow. They also have another defensive method which consists on squirting a blood flow from the head. They do this by restricting the blood that is leaving the head, increasing blood pressure and rupturing tiny blood vessels. This confuses predators such as canine and feline. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_lizard

 

Regal horned lizard

 

Hagfish: It is an eel-shaped slim product marine fish, known as the only living creatures with a skull and no vertebral column but they are jawless. They are associated with lampreys and some people believe they are related to lampreys. This fish is long and veniform and can exude an enormous amount of mucus from 100 glands around their flanks. This secretion can expand over 20 liters of sticky material. This characteristic makes it a really disgusting creature. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagfish

Hagfish

Parasitic wasp: This creature is considered a benefit to humans because of their function as controllers of plague that affect crops. These wasps tend to parasite caterpillars of Lepidoptera. The egg hatches inside the parasite and this new larva feed on the host, when the time arrives they have to leave the host but at that moment the parasite is either dead or moribund. This is why agriculture loves this parasitoid wasps because they kill this type of pests. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitoid_wasp

Parasitic wasp eggs on hornworm

Fulmar: This is a tube-nosed seabird that lays one single egg in the cliffs over bare rock. They feed on shrimp, squid, and fish. These birds have long lives living up to 40 years. These birds produce a strong stomach oil made out of wax esters and triglycerides stored in the proventriculus. They spray this terrible smelling liquid out of their beaks in defense of predators. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulmar

Northern Fulmar

Pipa toad: Inhabits the eastern region of South America, in were they habit murky ponds and swamps. The interesting part of this creatures is in its reproduction stage, the female is in charge of carrying the eggs on her back in a honeycomb structure in which they stay until completely adult and then they emerge from the holes on the back of the mother. After the reproduction period both male and female separate. Source: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Pipa_pipa/

Pipa Pipa toad

Sea cucumber: Marine animals with leathery skin and a long body with a single branched gonad. We can find them on the sea floor all over the world. They tend to be more numerous in the Asia Pacific. They are either gathered for human consumption or because they will be used in aquariums. They generally measure from 10-30 centimeters long and special cases that can have 3 meters long.

Eyed Sea cucumber

Horned lizard | 0:23
Hagfish | 0:53
Parasitic wasp | 1:25
Koalas | 2:02
Fulmar | 2:41
Pipa pipa toad | 3:20
Sea cucumber | 4:01
Vultures | 4:30

 

Strange Underwater Circles and More !

75% of the world is covered with it. Look at some of the more peculiar phenomenons under the sea!

Good News, Bad News
Arachnophobia is fairly commonplace … and some experts think the fear of spiders might be written in our DNA. But here’s an interesting fun fact … Did you know the arachnids play a role in *protecting* we humans? Experts say that each year, spiders consume up to 800 million tons of prey. While their menu includes snakes, birds, and frogs, the arachnids primarily feast on insects — which comprise about 90 percent of their diet. As the natural enemy of insects, spiders help maintain an ecological balance. That’s the good news. The bad news is that a recent report estimated the total weight of humans on Earth at around 360 million tons. That means that the total amount of food mass eaten by spiders each year exceeds the mass of we humans. So if the arachnids ever acquire a taste for human flesh, they could take us out within a year — in theory, anyway. But that’s some info you might want to chew on:

Circles of Influence
Strange patterns found under the waves of Amami-Oshima Island in Japan kind of resemble crop circles that have been found at various places around the world. In fact, the picture does seem to display a pattern that looks geometrically designed, not unlike a wheel with spokes, or the symbol of a sunburst. The design could fit in pretty well with those terrestrial crop circles … like those mysterious patterns, some people thought these designs might have been created by aliens. But the circles are actually the creation of a talented terrain artist … which happens to be a tiny male puffer fish. They build these elaborate designs in the sand in order to attract a mate … but because the creatures are so elusive, the origin of these odd designs wasn’t discovered until 1995. Experts found that the pufferfish can spend up to six weeks creating a structure that’s around 20 times bigger than itself. And to make it even more attractive to the ladies, the male will often adorn the circle with seashells and sand dollars! Once a potential mate is attracted, the female will hover in the center of the circle as a sign of acceptance. Thereupon, the mating is finished within only a few seconds … after which the female swims away, never to return.

Space Worms
This kind of sounds like something from out of a sci-fi horror movie … Researchers wanted to find out how organisms are affected by the lack of normal gravity … so, in 2015, they sent planarian flatworms aboard the International Space Station for five weeks. Specifically, they wanted to know how the lack of normal gravity might affect the creature’s behavior and anatomy as well as their ability to regenerate missing parts. The worms were left either whole or amputated, then sealed in tubes that contained a 50/50 mix of air and water. Two sets of control worms were also created and stayed on Earth. After the space-faring worms returned to the planet, they were analyzed for around 20 months. Several differences were found between them and their terrestrial counterparts … but the biggest surprise was when one of the amputated worms sent to space regenerated as an unusual double-headed creature! When the two heads were amputated, the headless middle portion regenerated into another two-headed worm … indicating the anatomical change was permanent … And that the worms had altered their biology in response to their environmental environment. Experts say the research will help them assess the impact of spaceflight on the health of humans as we become as a space-faring species. Does it indicate that two heads are better than one?

Last Male Standing
Sudan is a male white rhino that enjoys a pretty pampered lifestyle …. but it comes at a cost. He lives at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy (reserve) where he has an on-call personal attendant who applies mudpacks to moisturize his skin and keep away insects … Sudan even has his own Tinder account. And he also has a 24-hour armed guard. That’s necessary to keep him safe from the poachers who have slaughtered rhinos over the years to take their horns. Sudan is the world’s last northern male white rhino — once he’s gone, there’ll be no more like him — in captivity or on the wild. Including him, there is a total of 3 northern white rhinos in the world … the other two are females that live at the same reserve, who are also guarded around the clock. Attempts to have Sudan breed with the two younger cows have failed, due to his advanced age. Experts say that repopulating the species will depend upon the successful implantation of a lab-created embryo into a southern white rhino female … if that’s unsuccessful, the other option is an attempt to clone the animals in the future.

Dolphin Eats a Giant Octopus and other strange animal stories

In this great synopsis, The guys from strange animals have grouped a great set of videos you should see:

Super Wasps
The German or European Wasp measures bigger than standard wasps at about a half-inch long … and carry distinctive black spots on their faces. They’re also known to repeatedly sting victims, resulting in swelling and a burning pain. And the creatures are reportedly going to invade British gardens this summer, so be advised. They can inhabit almost any area … but they’re particularly known to populate areas of the South of England and the East Midlands in Rutland and Leicestershire. Experts say that more prolific breeding could occur thanks to warmer temperatures emerging from hibernation earlier to seek food. Bear in mind, they’re pretty bold and can mark aggressors to pursue them. Because of that, you’re advised not to try and smoke them out or otherwise provoke them, since they could swarm. Did you know that throughout North America, these critters are often identified as yellowjackets?

Extinction Events
Did you know that our planet could be on the verge of a sixth mass extinction event … and it looks like human activity is to blame. That is according to several studies published recently. Researchers around the world have examined the present and future threats to biodiversity. And they’ve come to a grim conclusion — almost a quarter of all mammal species are at risk of becoming extinct … likewise about 13 percent of the bird population. Close to 400 species of large mammals in Asia, Africa, and South America are deemed the most threatened animals according to some experts. And the mammals at risk could easily include we humans. Habitat destruction, overhunting and the introduction of invasive non-native species are threatening the plants and animals we depend upon to survive. As human populations continue to expand, demand for food, water, and living space will increase. Researchers say that a drastic change in farming methods and habitat preservation for the majority of remaining species could help reverse the trend.

Ancient Bullets
More than 2,000 years ago, the Romans used weapons that had the stopping force equal to that of a .44 magnum revolver. Romans employed slings during the second century AD, which shot bullets made of lead at their enemies. More than 400 of the deadly projectiles were recently found just west of Dumfries (dum-FREES), in Scotland. Archaeologists were surprised to discover small holes bored into the sling bullets. At first, experts thought the openings were filled with poison. But further research has revealed that the projectiles were drilled so they would make a kind of buzzing noise as they flew through the air. The noise would have been similar to that of an angry wasp, which served to terrify the enemy … and was likely an early form of psychological warfare practiced by the Romans. Experts say that when Scottish clansmen fought with swords, they would have been mowed down by a hail of bullets that could hurtle at speeds up to 100 miles per hour … which would likely take one’s head clean off, to paraphrase Dirty Harry Callahan.

Deadly Dinner
You know the old saying about biting off more than you can chew, right? A bottlenose dolphin in Western Australia obviously did not. The careless cetacean was found dead on a beach near Bunbury after having tried to swallow an entire Maori octopus that weighed more than 4.5 pounds. In fact, a post-mortem found that the crafty cephalopod managed to jam one tentacle down the dolphin’s esophagus … and the other seven limbs were clogging the back of the throat. This could nearly be a scene from “Alien” … The slimy gray tentacles almost looked like some sort of extraterrestrial life form that has invaded the dolphin’s throat and mutated there. Add the sight of the dolphin’s flesh peeled apart for inspection, and it looks like the octopus could have exploded out of the dolphin! We’re told the incident actually took place in 2015, but the postmortem report was only recently published.

Taking care of creatures can be a rich and incredible profession here are 15 examples.

Here are 15 Awesome Jobs for Animal Lovers, if you are looking to get into this profession, check these out:

Zoologist
If you enjoy studying animals, then a career in zoology might right be for you. Zoologists can spend a lot of time with animals and can work at zoos, with personnel there to direct how the creatures are cared for. Some zoologists will focus on one species of animal, while other might choose to specialize in mammals, reptiles, or other species. Entry level positions require a Bachelor’s degree … and if you want to become a researcher or professor, you’ll need a master’s degree.

Animal Control Officer
This type of job involves dealing with all types of animals … from pets to wildlife, and a job perk is giving them personal attention. Reports of mistreated animals are investigated and dealt with according to the situation and animal involved. Officers will often help control abandoned or unattended animals, or help to remove dangerous animals. A necessary job requirement is an ability and willingness to use nooses, nets and/or tranquilizer darts should the situation call for it. Some of the jobs within this field can include dog wardens and dog catchers, canine service trainers and humane officers. And depending on where the job is located, your workplace can vary from a service truck to an office, to the wide open spaces of a national park!

Wildlife Biologist
Do the names Jeff Corwin or Steve Irwin ring any bells? They were wildlife biologists who went on to fame and fortune thanks to popular TV shows and books published. While there’s no guarantee of that, this is a profession that allows you to combine a love of animals with science. Wildlife biologists are involved with studying the environments of animals, along with their demographics and populations among other things. To move beyond entry-level positions, you’d need a master’s degree or PhD in wildlife biology.

Animal Trainer
Do you have a lot of patience with critters? If so, this might be the gig for you. It’s basically teaching animals to follow instructions. Whether you’re training dogs, horses, service animals or performing animals, you would need a basic understanding of how animals function. This usually involves an apprentice type education … and it has the potential to bring in a nice paycheck. As an example, a reputable show horse trainer can charge up to $1,000 (or higher) each month per horse … and that could involve several of the animal’s training at once. Our sources indicate that jobs in this line of work could increase by some 20-percent in the next year or so.

And before getting to our number one job for animal lovers, it’s time for an honorable mention. In addition to many of the jobs we found while researching the episode, one really raised our hackles — in a good way. Would you believe the guy in the picture is not necessarily a veterinarian … but is, in fact, a well-compensated professional cat cuddler? There’s an animal clinic that is seeking candidates that have a certain “Catitude” … that is, an ability to speak softly to the felines and calm their nerves … kind of like being a cat-whisperer. And this fella certainly seems to have the knack … that critter looks like it is all kinds of mellowed out. If you want to get paid for cuddling kittens all day long, you’ll need gentle hands for the petting and stroking of the cats. Now, there are a couple of drawbacks. One, we couldn’t find out how much the job pays. And two … the clinic is located in Dublin, Ireland. So if you don’t already live in the UK, you could be in for quite a commute.

Veterinarian
Chances are, the first animal-related job a lot of people think is is being a veterinarian. Along with a love of animals, a candidate better loves math and science. In the US, you’ll need a four-year degree (and good marks) to gain entry to one of the country’s 27 veterinary schools. By some accounts, it’s more difficult to get accepted into one of these schools than it is medical school! That involves another four years to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or DVM. Graduates usually have to intern for a year before starting their own independent practice. Specialties can include animal surgery, animal pathology, and exotic animal medicine. Salaries can range up to $150,000 per year depending on the vet’s specialty.