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    Top 10 Deadliest Animals

    10. Jellyfish

    Affectionately known as the “sea wasp”, The
    Jellyfish killing more then 100 per year
    provides a good example of why these
    graceful, free-floating marine creatures can
    also be some of the world’s deadliest living
    organisms. They are mostly found around the
    Australian coastline, and are most commonly
    seen in the summer months. Just like any
    animal, however, jellyfish take no prisoners
    when they feel threatened. Box jellyfish don’t
    even drift; they actively swim to hunt their
    prey, and a nice human leg or arm can suffer
    some serious collateral damage.

    9. The Shark

    The shark’s most incredible, virtually X-Men
    ability is called electroreception. They have
    organs in their heads called Ampullae of
    Lorenzini. Every time any animal moves, it
    generates a very slight electrical field, and
    sharks can actually sense this electricity. Thus
    a person treading water looks like lightning to
    a shark. A great white can detect half a
    billionth of a single volt. If it is within 100
    meters, it can detect the voltage of your
    heartbeat. Averaging 15 feet long, with rows of
    up to 300 sharp serrated teeth inside powerful
    4-foot-wide jaws, the great white shark is
    comfortably at the top of the food chain. It
    eats a wide variety of species and isn’t too
    picky, but humans are not preferred, being
    leaner and bonier than its favorite prey—the
    fattier seals and sea lions.

    8. Hippopotamus

    After the elephant and rhinoceros, the
    hippopotamus is the third largest type of land
    mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl.
    They are usually found in Africa and are
    responsible for more human fatalities on the
    continent than any other large animal. Male
    and female hippos tend to have different
    reasons for attacking. A male hippo will
    defend its territory, which runs along the bank
    of a river or lake, whereas the female becomes
    aggressive in defending her young. They killed
    more then 200 every year.

    7. Lion

    A full-grown male lion is about 6 inches taller
    than a tiger and weighs anywhere from 330
    to 550 lbs (150-250 kgs), averaging 400. Kings
    of the jungle and one of nature’s most
    brilliant predators, lions are fast, cunning
    and extremely powerful, they have a sixth
    sense for hunting and they aren’t very
    discriminating when it comes to a red-meat
    dinner. Lions are found on the plains of Africa,
    but are also held in captivity around the
    world in zoos and reserves. Lions simply see
    humans as slower, less-able free lunches,
    much like gazelles or a zebras. These caused
    over 250 deaths per year.

    6. Cape Buffalo

    Also known as “black death” the Cape buffalo,
    found in Africa, being one of the most
    dangerous animals on land. Killing more
    then 500 per year, one of Africa’s most
    dangerous beasts. It is extremely aggressive
    and unpredictable. It can weigh between 900
    to 1800 pounds, and except for some lone
    bulls, this bovine species is very gregarious.
    Herd members are quick to defend each other
    from lions, crocodiles, or hunters, by ramming
    the predator with their sharp horns. Sometimes
    a wounded bull will circle around to ambush
    its hunter from behind.

    5. Elephant

    The elephant, the largest land mammal, lives
    in Africa and some parts of Asia. Normally
    viewed as friendly, caused over 600 deaths per
    year, can also be the most dangerous to
    human health. These lovable, circus-friendly
    icons can be found in Africa and South Asia,
    and in a lot of cases, can be found in urban
    areas where people use their services for
    tourism, trade and transportation. But, just
    like a frustrated employee, these hard-
    working, usually docile creatures never forget
    poor treatment or being threatened, and that’s
    why they lash out. An elephant’s legs, trunk,
    and weight can crush just about anything,
    and one moment of anger can be lethal.

    4. Crocodile

    a good look at one of these prehistoric beasts
    to realize just how deadly they can be.
    Crocodiles can be found in the southern U.S.,
    the Tropics, Africa, Asia, and Australia, and
    love the taste of human flesh just as much as
    that of any other unsuspecting animal it sees.
    The saltwater and Nile crocodiles are the most
    dangerous. It eats a wide variety of animals,
    living and dead. Its eyes, ears, and nostrils
    are located high on the head, which allows a
    crocodile to see and hear its prey. It ranges
    from 5 to 20 feet long.

    3. Scorpion

    Caused up to 5,000 deaths per year, Scorpions
    are predatory arthropod animals of the order
    Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. Found
    widely distributed over all continents, except
    Antarctica, in a variety of terrestrial habitats
    except the high latitude tundra, these eight-
    legged arthropods can pack a powerful punch.
    They are a resilient, non-parasitic killer that
    actually have the ability to distribute doses of
    venom based on the type of prey. Buthids, in
    particular, are the most deadly scorpions and
    are generally found in Africa, though deadly
    scorpions have been known to survive and
    thrive in bone-chilling environments, such as
    the Andes and the Himalayas.

    2. Snake

    Living snakes are found on almost every
    continen. Many species of snakes are
    dangerous to humans. More than 450 species
    are venomous, and 250 are capable of killing
    a person. Most venomous bites occur in Africa,
    Asia, and North America. These cold-blooded
    reptiles are also cold-blooded killers, and it
    always seems the further you get away from
    home, the deadlier they get. The toxicity of
    some snakes are incredibly severe. These things
    tend to kill humans for one simple reason:
    they feel provoked. Plain and simple: It’s their
    natural defense mechanism to lash out with
    razor-sharp teeth and sink venom into your
    skin. These caused 100,000-plus deaths per
    year.

    1. Mosquitoes – Most Deadliest Animal

    Mosquitoes make number one on the list of
    deadliest animal in world. This small blood-
    s-----g insect kills 2 million to 3 million
    people each year worldwide. They are a
    family of small, midge-like flies: the
    Culicidae. Although a few species are
    harmless or even useful to humanity, most are
    a nuisance because they consume blood from
    living vertebrates, including humans. The
    females of many species of mosquitoes are
    blood eating pests. It can spread diseases,
    most notably malaria. It can also spread
    elephantiasis, yellow fever, Dengue fever and
    West Nile virus. Mosquitoes are found in
    abundance in tropical areas and can also
    survive the winter in countries with lower
    temperatures such as Canada. There are over
    3,000 types of mosquitoes and all have the
    ability to transfer population-killing diseases.

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    hmmmm nawa o…. May God never let any coolvaller experience any form of attack from this animals them o…cuz as i dey read the mata gan i dey fear ….lol

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    Na wa o

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    Okay

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    Mosquito small bt mighty. Nawah o. Grace oh Lord.

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    Yes..its true

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    I fear that mosquito pass anything

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    eeeeehheeee

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