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The Most Threatening Species of Africa…

The Most Threatening Species of Africa…



Africa is the 2nd largest and second most populated continent. Africa is one of the most dreamlike continents on the planet with the most remarkable and most enthralling sites that are a treat not only for eyes but for the mind and soul too. A mixture or blend of modern and ancient, Africa is one of the best places to visit in your vacations. It is the true paradise for tourists. Africa has everything in his lap, from historical sites to natural wonders of the world, from the most luxurious beaches to the latest architecture and the most splendid and fascinating animals on the land makes the area a Mecca for the nature lovers. Because Africa straddles the equator with half of its land in North Hemisphere and half of its land in South Hemisphere, So its climate is mostly tropical and uniform.



Africa connects the equator which bestows a rich assortment of wild life and landscape on the worl’s second largest continent. Large predators roam among comprehensive Savannas among huge herds of eating herbivours, while apes, monkeys and snakes inhbitate in dark, dense forest. Africa is the home to many of the worl’s best loved and most enthralling animals as well as to some of its most dangerous species. Wildlife varies across the continent depending on climate and vegetation. Tropical regions have richest diversity of animals, birds, reptiles and insects life.



 Africa is well known for the existence of wild forests and wild creatures living in them. Gigantic species are being found there and still many new unearthing have been seen regarding new species of animals. Below is the list of top ten Most Dangerous Animals of Africa.



African Buffalo is also known as Syncerus caffer, scientifically. It is one of the few animals on the continent that will vigorously shoot and kill humans if they have been wounded. Cape Buffalo are said to have killed hunters more than any other animal. An injured buffalo is incredibly dangerous. When you see Cape buffalo in Africa, they’re usually not alone. They appear in very large groups. The Cape buffalo is found in many parts of Africa, this buffalo has different type of horns that make it look much harsher. Its height is 1.7 meters and weighs 2000lbs.



This violent animal needs no introduction. Africa is renowned for its diversity. Lions live all through sub-Saharan Africa in endangered areas. Lions can be tremendously dangerous for humans if they are tierd and on the same time hungry. It is one of the furious carnivorous animals which has an average weight of 250 Kilograms and has recorded highest speed of running 36 miles per hour. Although the lion don’t usually attack human, they will sometimes do so if they are sick or otherwise incapacitated. It does not let go his prey until the prey dies. A 2005 study showed that lion attacks on man were on the rise in Tanzania and Mozambique.



Hippopotamus in Africa is recognized for its obesity. It weighs from 1800 to 3600 with average height of 1.52 meters. It survives in Africa for a number of years. These docile-looking creatures appear to be untidy, slow and inactive, but do not be mislead by their appearance, as they are one of the most hazardous animals of Africa. The hippo is responsible for more human death toll in Africa than any other large animal because of their enormous incisors which are capable of biting a human in half. Usually humans are attacked if they seem to be a threat to either the Hippos territory or to their young ones. Hippos can run at speeds of over 20 miles an hour and they have massive jaws which cloud up to 20 inch canines.



Elephants are the biggest land animals. They are mammals. They are grey and have no hair. Their skin is thick and rough. They come from Africa and Asia. Elephants are usually huge in size and weighs from 4700 to 6048 kilograms. African elephants are known to be one of the most dangerous animals on Earth. African elephants, specifically older bulls and young males, can be destructive even when they’re not motivated. The African elephant is a threatened species as an elephant’s trunk alone has more than 40,000 muscles and their huge size makes them proficient of devastating and killing any other land animal, including Lions, and humans are also at risk.



African Crocodiles have awfully powerful jaws. These are extremely precarious crocodiles that had killed hundreds of people each year in Africa. This large sized crocodile weighs 500 kilograms. Along with huge size and weight they can also run very wild that is 14 kilometer per hour. Nile crocodiles can swallow its victim in one piece. Crocodile attacks are fiercely vicious and very quick – generally over in a few seconds. Fishermen are also prone to attack as they slide their boats in and out of the water.


Puff Adder (Photo by Wendy Fidao)

The Puff Adder is deliberated to be Africa’s deadliest snake because it is responsible for the most human loss. Average length of Puff Adder is 1 meter and weighs 13.2 lbs. Venom of Puff Adder is enormously poisonous in nature which is found in Africa. One bite of this snake can led a person towards death in few seconds. It can also swim or climb into low vegetation. It is generally slow-moving, but it can attack exceptionally quickly.



White death is another name for great white shark which originates in many oceans of Africa. Six meter long this killer fish weighs 2250 Kilograms. There have been more than 200 Great White shark attacks off the coast of South Africa in as many years. Great White Shark launches extraordinary attack on tourists but generally they do not target them. If the shark comes to know that they have bite human they will release the body back. According to statistics, sharks kill between 10 and 20 people each year.



Cheetahs have made names in different domains of the wild. It’s one the most beautiful animal of Africa. The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. They can stretch a top speed of around 113 km per hour. Cheetahs are not naturally aggressive animals. Cheetahs follow their target for long distances, upon catching their prey they have a tendency to hide it on top trees away from other animals. A cheetah has wonderful eyesight throughout the day and can spot victim from 5 km away.

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