The African buffalo or Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a large African bovine. It is not closely related to the slightly larger wild water buffalo of Asia and its ancestry remains unclear. Syncerus caffer caffer, the Cape buffalo, is the typical subspecies, and the largest one, found in South and East Africa.
Cone snails, cone shells, or cones are common names for a large group of small to large-sized extremely venomous predatory sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs. Until fairly recently, over 600 species of cone snails were all classified under one genus, Conus, in one family, the Conidae.
Box Jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) It seems to go without saying that the most poisonous, deadliest and meanest of all the jellyfish inhabits Australia. The variety of box jellyfish known as the sea wasp or marine stinger is widely regarded as one of the most deadly creatures on earth.
The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes. The family includes many familiar species which are variously called pufferfish, puffers, balloonfish, blowfish, blowies, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, toadies, honey toads, sugar toads, and sea squab.
Brien said saltwater crocodiles displayed different behaviour when catching prey compared with when they fought each other, but that the vast size of the animals posed significant dangers to people. “A two-metre croc won’t eat a human, but once you get an animal that is four metres long, humans are certainly on the menu,” he said.
Many snake experts have cited the black mamba and the coastal taipan as the world's most dangerous, albeit not the most venomous snakes. Both species are elapids, and in several aspects of morphology, ecology and behaviour, the coastal taipan is strongly convergent with the black mamba.
Nile crocodile Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus). © Digital Vision/Getty Images With a geographic home range spanning most of Africa, save the Sahara, and part of Madagascar, the Nile crocodile is at home in various habitats made up of freshwater lakes and streams and brackish waters.
Whereas the snakes that are presented as villainous creatures are in fact less dangerous than hippos. Hippos can take on crocodiles in water and fight lions on land. These chubby cute looking animals are aggressive and you should fear them more than some gnu or elephant in the wild.
Why is smallpox dangerous? Smallpox is an acute, contagious disease that can be fatal in up to 30% of those who. contract it. There is no specific treatment for smallpox, and the only prevention is vaccination. Survivors are usually scarred and in rare cases may be blinded.
Tuberculosis has been plaguing humankind for thousands of years; it has been and still is one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world. What is Tuberculosis? The illness tuberculosis, or TB, is an infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio … cholerae. It has a short incubation period, from less than one day to five days, and produces an enterotoxin that causes a copious, painless, watery diarrhea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given.
Appearing more like a small bear, the wolverine is in fact more of a weasel on steroids. This stocky little beast is the stuff of legends. Along with a voracious appetite it has a reputation for unmatched ferocity and apparently fears nothing. Pound for pound few other animals can match the wolverine for strength or attitude.
If the devils feel threatened by another animal species, they can release a terrible odor, which rivals that of a skunk. When preparing to fight another devil, these creatures warn of their furor with a sneeze. 7. Large appetite: Tasmanian devils eat 5-10% of their body weight each day.
The Asiatic slo … th bear is also considered a very ill tempered species, and is credited with many attacks on humans. The brown or grizzly bear can be more dangerous because of its size and power, but the most dangerous situation one can be in is to surprise a female bear of any species with her cubs.
Researchers found that the saltwater crocodile exhibited vastly more bellicose behaviour than species from Papua New Guinea, South America and south-east Asia. The freshwater crocodile, also found in Australia, was ranked fifth, ahead of the American alligator and the Indian gharial.
These wild boar attacks show how unpredictable and vicious these animals can be. Some people think hunting boar is easy enough. What they don’t realize is that wild boar are aggressive and vicious animals. These 10 boar attacks show just how ugly a boar hunt can get in a matter of seconds.
Fish-hunting snails are particularly dangerous, with venom strong enough to kill a human. This harpoon is cocked and loaded. Target is within range. The cone snail strikes. The fish is paralyzed within seconds, reeled back in, and swallowed. With …
Deathstalker Most Dangerous Scorpion In The World Without a doubt the most venomous scorpions recognized on the appearance of earth, Death Stalker Scorpions. The Deathstalker, in addition reputed to be Leiurus quinquestraitus, is a ubiquitous animal group of scorpion mostly recognized in desert areas of the African landmass.
The stonefish is the most venomous fish in the world, reaching an average length of 30 to 40 centimetres and up to 2 kg / 5 lbs in weight. The stonefish is the most venomous fish in the world, reaching an average length of 30 to 40 centimetres and up to 2 kg / 5 lbs in weight.
The inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), also commonly known as the western taipan, the small-scaled snake, or the fierce snake, is an extremely venomous snake of the taipan (Oxyuranus) genus, and is endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia.