The most dangerous predators of the planet
Only cute children’s cartoon shows. and his mother the kindest of creatures. In fact, the bears are the most dangerous predators of the planet. What other animal is the most dangerous in nature?
Grizzly bears are North American relatives of the brown bear. They belong to the 10 most aggressive and ferocious animals in the world. This is a very large and fairly mean beast, whose body covers the long and bushy dark brown hair. A feature of the grizzly is wide and short skull, large bones of the nose, small ears and relatively small tail.
Particularly remarkable are the long claws of the bear, which can reach 13 cm in length. Regarding the growth it should be noted that if the animal will be on his hind legs, the withers, the growth could reach 3 meters. Average weight about half a ton. Such a size makes the animal clumsy. At the same time, it’s a pretty good swimmer. At the young age of the Grizzlies with ease climbs the trees. But the older the animal, so it is less nimble.
As a rule, Grizzlies live in Alaska, Western Canada and Northern United States. Animal systematically attacking people. The result usually is the death of a person. The reasons for this are primarily the victims ‘ actions, as well as violation of safety rules.
The wolf is a predatory mammal. He is canine and acts as the ancestor of the domestic dog. This animal is quite large and it is very dangerous. So, body length can reach more than five feet, not including the length of the tail, which, in turn, can be up to half a meter. The height at the withers may also be considerable — a little less than 1 meter. Total weight is almost 90 kg.
There are about 30 subspecies of wolves that can have different sizes and shade of hair. In the past the wolf was widely distributed in North America and Northern Eurasia. Now the number of animals has decreased significantly. The reasons for this were the mass extermination of a dangerous animal and the growth of cities in General.
The main food of the wolf — hoofed animals. Sometimes wolves attacked livestock and some small animals such as squirrels, foxes, birds, etc. Special activity noted in the dark. The animal has very keen hearing and sense of smell. Vision, on the contrary, weaker. It is quite agile, fast and strong predator. The night the animals can be driven up to 80 km, the Maximum speed can reach nearly 60 km/h.
If a wolf attacks the herd, as a rule, he kills several animals. What was not eaten, it remains in reserve. Sometimes the animal may attack a human. Mental development of wolves is quite high. In particular, they are well-versed on the situation, you know, when in danger and good to hunt. The story mentions the cases of splitting the pack into 2 groups, one of which remains as it were in ambush and the other one chases the prey. If the flock pursues the animal, some wolves can run at his heels, while others try to move across the path.
Almost any animal that noticed shark, is doomed to death. This is a very fierce predator, has a high ability to hunt, inherent nature. Body shape of the shark is streamlined, which allows easy and fast enough to move under water. And powerful jaws will not let go of prey. Usually very sharp teeth and all over the place. Even in the event of loss of the tooth rather quickly grows a new one. So, throughout life, the total number of modified teeth can be up to 50 thousand
First, the predator has one a test bite. The victim weakens. Further there is a new attack, and eating the victim. Through this technique the life of a predator is not threatened.
Is a carnivorous mammal belonging to the genus Panthers and felines. Leo is in second place among cats, second in size only to the tiger. Territory of residence — South of the Sahara, as well as the state of Gujarat in India.
In appearance it is easy to determine the sex of the animal due to the very pronounced sexual dimorphism. Thus, males are larger than females and also have a luxurious mane, which can cover even the chest and back. Weight of a lion can reach up to 2.5 kilos in males and 1.8 per hundredweight in females. Lions are powerful paws and strong jaws. So, the length of the fangs can be up to 8 cm, through which the prey can become the predator large animals. The body length of a lion can reach 2,5 m, and females of 1.75 m. the height at the withers is respectively 1.3 and 1.1 m.
The peculiarity of the African lions is, their stay is not alone, and the so — called pride of the family group. Hunting is also carried out by the group. It is necessary to get the prey close enough, as the predator has little stamina and can run fast only for short distances. Thus, lions steal the herd, and when the distance becomes less than 30 meters, going on the attack. As a rule, at first the herd is surrounded by several lionesses, and only then predators attack. In most cases, is a quick and powerful jump. If you just kill the victim failed, the lions following her, until she weakened from loss of blood.
If a predator preys on small animals, they can be killed with a single blow with his paw. Hunting, generally done by females. Males practically do not participate in it, except when hunting large animals such as Buffalo, bison, etc.
The average lifespan of lions is 10-14 years. At the same time, if the animal lives in cages, and in special areas, it can live for over 20 years.
The killer whale is a very dangerous predator, known as «Swallow». As a predator, he knows all the secrets of excellent work. In addition, it is a very strong animal. Diet quite wide due to the used techniques of hunting. Especially popular are the seals and penguins captured under water.
In nature there are examples of killer whales jumping on the beach during the pursuit of prey. It is a social animal. Therefore, as a rule, killer whales live in groups in quiet backwaters. The number of individuals can reach more than 10 pieces. Hunting is also carried out in the group. The killer whale can consume various marine predators like sharks, etc.
The most dangerous predator is the one that is invisible to the prey, when she goes right into his mouth. A typical example is the crocodile. It is almost imperceptible in water, as it merges with all that surrounds it. This predator is quietly waiting for a victim until, until the most suitable moment to attack. Therefore, the crocodile can be called hidden and very bloodthirsty predator.
Pretty sharp teeth and very powerful jaws allow the crocodile to catch a variety of animals. Sometimes the prey might even be a Buffalo or a Zebra.
Hunting, a predator hides in the water surface. When an animal comes to drink water, there is a sharp capture of the victim. The crocodile then drags the prey into the water. With a fairly strong head movements, the predator is practically snatches the piece of meat and kills the prey.