Rough, dangerous, ferocious, and hard-wired for survival, the Gods made these animals in a way that our hearts want to admire their beauty or cuddle them all the while. However, as the statutory warning goes, we would like to advise you to stay away! Most animals, by instinct, will do whatever is required to escape captivity, procreate, protect and nurture their young, guard their territory, and please their tummies. Any efforts by humans to intervene and disrupt the sanctity of their environment poses a threat to their security, and boy are they ready to put up a fight or what!
Take a look at the list of the top ten most beautiful, yet dangerous wildlife members.
10. The Slow Loris
This endangered cute little animal, with large eyes and an adorable face, inhabits Borneo and Southern Philippines through India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam Southern China, and Thailand. However, it is very poisonous and venomous and produces a toxin on the inside of its elbows through a gland, which if eaten causes extreme stomach pain. They smear this secretion on their offspring, to protect them from other hunters. The bite of this animal causes painful swelling. Cases of human death have been due to anaphylactic shock, even though the poison is mild.
9. Blue Ringed Octopus
The blue ringed octopus is tiny and beautiful with fluorescent blue rings on its body using its dermal chromatophore cells this creature camouflages itself and changes color to bright yellow with blue rings or lines when provoked. . and you might think it might make a great member for your aquarium back at home. You couldn’t be more wrong. This 5 to 8 inches aquatic organism possesses venom powerful enough to kill humans and unfortunately, there is no anti-venom available. Blue-ringed octopuses pounce on and paralyze their prey with their venom. Once bitten, the rapidly acting poison leads to loss of sight, touch, and taste. The evil creatures then suck out the flesh from the body of the prey. Without efficient treatment, the victim experiences asphyxia death and death is due to respiratory paralysis.
8. Polar Bear
This creature is no white teddy bear from the Arctic. The polar bear is known to be the largest terrestrial carnivore, twice bigger than the Siberian Tiger. Though aggressive, these creatures choose to escape than put up a fight. However, considering the mammoth size this creature possesses, we would not be game to even try. It mainly lives on ringed and bearded seals. Regarded as the most carnivorous bear, it is known to attack 20 to 90 people each year by. Apparently, a male polar bear can rip a 12-inch wide seal out of a 4-inch hole, like peeling out a banana skin.
Chimpanzees are the only mammals on the earth, bearing remarkable similarities with humans – (with opposable thumbs), brain function, and facial expressions. However, when humans can get into brawls, so can chimps! Bloody feuds amongst with each other have been noted to result over territorial and other differences. Scarily, “trained” chimpanzee pets, are also seen to have caused severe damage to the owner, such as detached limbs, mutilated faces, broken bones, etc. The chimp’s skeletal muscle structure makes it 5-times stronger than a human does and definitely, we aren’t a match.
Well, looks can be dangerously deceptive as is proved by this cute, dog-like, furry creature. The dingo looks like a toy and the desire to cuddle and play with it is natural. However, please refrain! That adorable little dude with the silly name is not your pet dog. It is a ferocious wild being, which kills by biting the throat of its prey. So, no dingo-petting, no cuddling and nowhere near an infant are they to be!
5. Bottlenose Dolphin
Despite the wonder tales of “dolphinic” heroism and rescue of humans at sea, these guys can be really violent. With a reputation of killing and maiming their own offspring, dolphins have been reported to kill porpoises and play with the carcass for fun. They also try to isolate female human swimmers, by circling around them, stranding them gradually. This is done in a sexual frenzy, and during this time, the male dolphins get aggressive. The hefty 400 lbs animal can clearly drown a swimmer. Reports of attacks on humans have been noted in 2002 in Weymouth, England and in 1994 in Sao Paola, Brazil.
4. The Leopard Seal
Behind that cute cat-like face and a dolphin’s body, lies a horrible editor that is tied with the Killer Whale in the list of the top predator animals. Though they prefer a diet of penguins, fish and other small seals, hungry predators have been known to attack humans too.
3. The Swan
The swan is regarded as the epitome of grace and a picture of two swans swimming in a tranquil pond has long since been a landmark romantic scene. However, these gentle creatures are also known terrific parents that would protect their young till the end. They attack by flying at full speed and biting their predators and are known to try to drown their enemies by flying up over and holding them underwater.
2. Poison Dart Frog
Active during the day and beautifully radiant, Poison dart frogs secrete lipophilic alkaloid toxins through their skin. These Alkaloids work in chemical defence against predators. Although not deadly to humans directly, it could be fatal to smaller house pets and to humans if the water in which they swam, is consumed.
1. Australian Box Jellyfish
Box jellyfish have a cubic configuration to their umbrellas, rather than being domed. Due to alteration from the regular, Box jellyfish can move faster than other jellyfish and is incredibly beautiful to observe. However, our little friend is also deemed as “the world’s most venomous creature” and can have up to sixty 15-foot long tentacles, possessing enough venom to kill 60 people.
For it is said that pretty faces stab the worst. These animals are wild and free and attempting to captivate them to keep as pets is inviting trouble. Please try at your own risk!