Dangerous animals in Africa, photos and information

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Dangerous animals in Africa. For those looking for more dangerous animals in the world, theAfricait's the right continent. L'Africahosts a large variety of animals- killers, such as lions, leopards, crocodiles, hyenas, rhinos… not to mention theanimalsdangerouswho rediscover their natural habitat in the African deserts like snakes and scorpions.

If in America and Australia the most lethal and fearsome animal is a jellyfish, things change on the African continent: dangers are lurking everywhere, from land to rivers, with water snakes, hippos and the fearful crocodile.

Fangs, claws, and beaks can pierce, stun and deceive. They are parts of the body that can prove deadly, both for predators engaged in a hunt, and for unsuspecting prey.

The most dangerous animals in Africa

InAfricacases of deaths from animal attacks are frequent. The ranking of the most dangerous (and deadly!) Animals in Africa is that already seen in detail in the article reported at the end, in which you can find an interesting photo gallery and see:

  1. The Nile Crocodile
    Crocodylus niloticus
    , the most widespread crocodile in Africa which can weigh up to 1200 kg and be up to 6 meters long.
  2. The Hippopotamus
    Hippopotamus amphibius, lives only in AFrica, under the Sahara and in the Nile valley, up to Kathoum.
  3. Black Mamba
    Dendroaspis polylepis, the most venomous snake in the world. It lives throughout Southern Africa.
  4. Lion
    Panthera leo, the king of the forest who lives exclusively in Africa. In the south of Tanzania over the past 10 years, 600 people have died from lions attacks.
  5. Gabon viper
    Bitis gabonicus,it is a stocky-bodied snake that can reach 2 meters in length. It lives only in Central Africa.
  6. Hyena
    Crocuta crocuta, belongs to the same family of dogs. It attacks humans only if threatened or hungry.
  7. Cape buffalo
    Syncerus caffer,it can weigh up to 700 kg and exceed 3 meters in length! Sometimes the buffaloes charge humans for no reason and can reach speeds of up to 50 km / h.
  8. Scorpio
    Butides and ScorpionidsThere are many deadly scorpion species in Africa but the smaller and lighter ones (pale scorpion) are the most dangerous.
  9. Black and white rhino
    The black one is the Diceros bicornis, the white one is the Cerototherium simum.They reach 60 km / h despite their size: they can weigh over 2 tons!
  10. Black Widow
    Latrodectus mactans, its bite is fatal for man and its various prey.

The ranking shows only 10 of the manydangerous animals in Africa. Going further, we point out the Six-Eyed Sand Spider (Sicarius hahni) that lives in the Kalahari desert, in Southern Africa, its bite is unfortunately not painful, so death often occurs without any "warning". In the Sahara desert, we remember the presence of the Egyptian cobra, a venomous snake up to 3 meters long but also of the more common horned cerastes (Cerastes cerastes) which reaches only 60 cm in length.

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Video: Top 10 Deadliest Animals in Africa (May 2022).