Nature is always full of surprises. You see animals eating peacefully, minding their own business. But suddenly get provoked and attack bringing a “Fight to the Finish” situation. Today we will be looking at five animal species that can prove deadly when provoked or agitated. Some of them may look cute at first but remember the quote “Don’t judge the book by its cover”. So fasten your seat belts and let’s take a ride in the wild!

1: Polar Bears

It’s said If you see a black bear, attack! If you see a brown bear, stay low. But if you see a Polar bear, sweet dreams. They are found mostly in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland, and some northern islands owned by Norway. If you spot a Polar bear, keep in mind it has been following you for quite a long time.

Polar bears hunt and attack when they sense a threat to their young ones or are extremely hungry.  Bears can move surprisingly fast, even through dense cover that would seriously impede a human or a horse. Their senses of sight and hearing, however, are poorly developed, and most hunting is done by the sense of smell. A polar bear has a giant paw, strong enough to cut off a human’s head in one stroke.


2: Lions

The lions are mostly found in Southern African countries like South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Its scientific name is  Panthera leo. Its the second largest known cat – vicious animals. Also known as the king of the jungle, this specie of big cats is known for is furious attitude.

The male lions are responsible for protecting their territories, and hence it will attack when senses any kind of threat to the cubs. The female lions are the hunting party and yes they will attack human beings if spotted one.

Courtesy: Dr Imran Sohail

3: Black Rhinos

This specie of rhinos is native to eastern and southern Africa including Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Black rhinos are of the calmest, yet when provoked the deadliest species of animals. Weighing around 6000 pounds, these beasts can charge and hit other animals, humans, and objects with their mighty horn.

One of the reasons for rhinos being easily agitated and offensive is their poor eyesight. A rhino sometimes gets confused and it strikes anything that gets in its way. Although they mostly feed on grass and leaves. They use their lips to pluck fruit from the trees.

Courtesy: Animal Planet

4: Black Mambas

The Black Mamba is native to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. It’s one of the deadliest and extremely venomous snakes belonging to the family Elapidae. It is the second-largest snake, after the King Cobra. It can grow up to 3 meters. It preys on birds and small mammals. Over smooth surfaces, Black Mamba can move at speeds up to 16 km/h.

However when threatened and provoked. The Mamba raises its head above and can strike a human being at the level of Chest. Its venom is extremely toxic and It is composed of neurotoxins that often induce symptoms within ten minutes, and is frequently fatal unless antivenom is administered. Despite having a very dangerous reputation, this snake attacks humans only if it is threatened or cornered.


5: Cape Buffalo

They are found in Sub- Sahara Africa. Contrary to the cows and buffaloes we see grazing peacefully in the farms, the Cape Buffalo is also known as the “Black Death”. According to the recent reports, Cape Buffaloes are responsible for brutally killing more hunters on the continent than any other creature.

These behemoths, which can grow up to nearly 6ft tall and weigh close to 2,000lb, circle and stalk their prey before charging at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. They are known to fight till death with their predators, especially when attacked by a lion, it can fight back with its mighty horn and cause serious injuries. When injured, they will always continue to charge, making them one of the deadliest wild beasts.


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