The animal kingdom is comprised of countless different animals, some of which we can’t help but admire, and some who can be absolutely deadly. In some cases, they can be both.
When it comes to survival, even the most precious species may just surprise you if the right moment arises.
Ranging from the deep blue waters to the vast desert, let’s look at some of our favorite species that roam the planet, and what they might do if pushed to the edge.
1. Elephants. If agitated, elephants can experience tantrums and episodes of rage. In India alone, hundreds of people have been killed by mistreated elephants, according to the BBC. Annually, elephants claim the lives of about 500 people, as reported by National Geographic.
2. Poison Dart Frog. This particular species of frogs mustn’t be taken lightly. This is one of the single most poisonous creatures on Earth, with enough venom to kill 10 adult men, according to National Geographic. It’s believed that the toxicity is gathered through its contact with the prey they eat.
3. Blue-Ringed Octopus. According to MNN, this is one of the world’s most venomous animals. Its blue rings only appear when it’s alarmed, but if you don’t leave, it’ll inject you with it’s paralyzing venom, strong enough to kill 26 adults in minutes.
4. Slow Loris. This furry creature carries a toxin that causes an anaphylactic shock in humans. The way it carries itself has the Smithsonian wondering if it evolved through time to mimic the cobra.
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