Top 15 Most Deadliest Animals of Wild Africa

Big and most dangerous animals of Africa are grouped as big five game and the animals are the African lion, White-Black rhinoceros,  African elephant, Cape buffalo and African leopard. Apart from the above big five, the most deadliest animals of wild Africa also includes snakes,Crocodile, venomous spiders,desert locust,mosquito,boomslang and other poisonous insects.



Hippopotamus is one of the largest herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa and the third-largest type of land mammal. Hippo are among the largest living land mammal with semiaquatic habits and aggressive to humans.

African Lion


African Lion is one of the big cats of Africa and member of the family Felidae. Lions are the second-largest living cat after the tiger and only cats that live in groups which are called prides.

Puff Adder


Puff Adder is responsible for causing the most snakebite fatalities in Africa, mostly found in savannah and grassland. This species is responsible for more snakebite fatalities than any other African snake.

Nile Crocodile


Nile Crocodile is the second largest reptile in the world after the saltwater crocodile, found throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The Nile crocodile is an apex and ambush predator species and is the largest crocodilian in Africa.

Cape Buffalo


African buffalo or Cape buffalo is a large bovine and the most respected big five animals in Africa. Being a member of the big five game,Cape buffalo is regarded as very dangerous animal to humans.

African Rock Python


African Rock Python is one of the six largest snake species in the world, The nonvenomous snake of sub-Saharan Africa may approach or exceed to 20 ft. The African rock python found in a variety of habitats including savanna, green forest, grassland, semi-desert and rocky area.

African Leopard


African Leopard is the big five game animal native to Africa and distributed in most of sub-Saharan Africa. Leopards have an exceptional ability to adapt in wide range of habitats within Africa and also have a very broad diet.

African Elephant


African elephants are the world’s largest land animal, found in dense forest of Southern, Central and West Africa. African elephants are highly intelligent and they are amongst the world’s most intelligent species.

Black Mamba


Black Mamba is a venomous snake endemic to most of the parts of sub-Saharan Africa and one of the fastest and deadliest snakes in the world. The black mamba is the species is popularly regarded as the most dangerous and feared snake in Africa.



African rhinoceros species is one of the critically endangered species of rhino. Black and white rhinoceros adapted to the arid and semi-arid savannas of Africa and they are some of the largest remaining megafauna.

Emperor Scorpion


Emperor Scorpion is one of the largest scorpions in the world, native to rainforests and savannas of West Africa. African rainforest species of scorpion contains heavy venom sting and known for their docile behavior.



Baboons are African old world monkeys and one of the most frequently animal that interacts with people. There are five different species of baboons live in Africa or Arabia,sometimes attack humans in Africa.

Spotted Hyena


Spotted Hyena is a sole species of hyena native to Sub-Saharan Africa and is the largest known member of the Hyaenidae. The spotted hyena is one of the most social African animal and the highly successful animal of all the large carnivore in Africa.

African Wild Dog


African Wild Dogs are also known as the Painted Dog, is native to Sub-Saharan Africa and living in packs. The African hunting dogs are highly social animal and specialized for a hypercarnivorous diet.

Great White Shark


The great white shark is a large lamniform shark and one of the longest lived cartilaginous fish in the world. Great white shark has no known natural predators and responsible for the largest number of recorded attacks on humans.