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Deadly Wildlife: The World’s Most Dangerous Animals – And How To Protect Yourself

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Whether hiking or diving: encounters with exotic animals can be dangerous. The greatest danger comes from species that many do not initially suspect …Photo: Getty Images / dpa

When thinking of dangerous animals, most people probably think of animals like the wolf or the great white shark. Neither of them are on the list of the most dangerous animals in the world. Instead, the most dangerous animals in the world include a snake, a jellyfish, a buffalo and in first place: the mosquito!

TRAVELBOOK knows which animals to watch out for.

By far the deadliest animal: the mosquito

Despite their small size, mosquitoes are the world's biggest killers in the animal kingdom

Despite their small size, mosquitoes are the world’s biggest killers in the animal kingdomPhoto: Getty Images

The absolutely deadliest animal on our list is perhaps the most surprising – it is not a carnivore and has no sharp fangs, but kills every year worldwide loudly “Epoch Times“With his sting more than a million people. Mosquitoes spread deadly diseases such as malaria, the West Nile virus and yellow fever and are therefore particularly dangerous.

If you want to protect yourself, you should definitely rely on effective mosquito protection: How to protect yourself from mosquitoes when traveling.

The most dangerous snake in the world: the sand rattle otter

The sand rattle otters bite is not only painful, it can also be fatal

The sand rattle otter bite is not only painful, but can also be fatalPhoto: dpa picture alliance

Various media such as the “Morning mail“Describe the sand rattle otter as the most dangerous snake in the world, killing up to 10,000 people every year – 8,000 of them in India alone. However, it occurs from West and Central Africa across North Africa and the Middle East, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is so dangerous because it is often close to houses and it is not uncommon for it to attack immediately when frightened.

The most dangerous land mammal: the hippopotamus

The hippopotamus is one of the most dangerous animals in the world - its mouth shows why

The hippopotamus is one of the most dangerous animals in the world – its mouth shows whyPhoto: Getty Images

Loud “BBC“Hippos kill up to 500 people a year, making them the most dangerous land mammals in the world. They live in Central and South Africa, can weigh almost three tons and attack especially when people get too close and they feel provoked by it.

The danger in the water: the crocodile

Loud “SZ“More than 1000 people die every year from a crocodile attack – the animals live in India, Africa, Australia, South and Central America and Florida. Your jaw has loud “world“A bite force of a good four tons – a Me

The crocodile is one of the most dangerous animals in the world because of its high bite force

The crocodile is one of the most dangerous animals in the world because of its high bite forcePhoto: Getty Images

According to this, nsch only bites with a force of 0.1 tons.

The most poisonous jellyfish in the world: the box jellyfish (sea wasp)

The Australian box jellyfish is also called the sea wasp and is the most poisonous jellyfish in the world

The Australian box jellyfish is also called the sea wasp and is the most poisonous jellyfish in the world Photo: dpa picture alliance

Pain, skin burns, nausea, muscle cramps and paralysis – according to “In Australia“The poison of the box jellyfish is one of the strongest in the entire animal kingdom. It has up to 60 tentacles, each three meters long, the effect of the poison sets in immediately and can be fatal after just a few minutes.

The most dangerous game in Africa: the Cape buffalo

The Cape Buffalo is also called the

The Cape Buffalo is also known as the “Black Death” because of its aggressivenessPhoto: Getty Images

Weighing up to 700 kilos and extremely irritable – he is a herd animal and is known for chasing away lions that actually want to hunt him. Loud “world“The Cape Buffalo is the most dangerous game in Africa, where it occurs. Loud “T-Online“Up to 200 people are killed by the buffalo every year. Therefore the animal is reverently called “The Black Death”.

Danger in the pack: the lion

Lions are feared hunters and are therefore among the most dangerous animals in the world

Lions are feared hunters and are therefore among the most dangerous animals in the worldPhoto: Getty Images

Loud “telegraph“The big cats doze for up to 20 hours a day, but still kill up to 250 people a year. The big cats found in Africa and Asia can reach speeds of up to 81 km / h when hunting, the females hunt in packs.

The heavy giant: the elephant

Elephants are mostly peaceful, but if they defend themselves, they can be very dangerous to humans

Elephants are mostly peaceful, but if they defend themselves, they can be very dangerous to humansPhoto: Getty Images

Loud “SZ“500 people are killed every year by elephants, because the animals, although mostly peaceful, can cause fatal damage in a“ fit of anger ”- with their weight of up to five tons they easily trample everything down, hit with their trunks or, in the worst, spear Fall on your victim with your tusks. Elephants live in both Africa and Asia.

Danger in North America: the grizzly bear

Grizzlies are also among the most dangerous animals in the world

Grizzlies are also among the most dangerous animals in the worldPhoto: Getty Images

Its bite is strong enough to bite into a bowling ball, and it can go up to 35 km / h – you really don’t want to get in the way of a grizzly. Loud “G Adventures“Although they are omnivores, they usually only attack people when they are afraid for their young. With a fighting weight of up to 270 kilograms, it is better not to let it count.