Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals of India

There is reason animals are called as animal, wild animals has their own way to protect their territories and himself, while interacting with human beings or any outsider. Indian has a rich culture of wild forest and exotic animals such as Tiger,Giant King Cobra and other wild animals. Due to deforestation,loss of habitat and pray, wild animals in India are visiting near by villages for pray and attacking on humans. The Asiatic Black Bear, krait snake and Bengal Tiger are few most dangerous wild animal of India. Most of the attacks of wild animals come into picture due to Human interference in their habitat. All animals will defend their territory by fighting with those who try to invade it. Some how monkeys and crocodile also attacked on humans in some part of India.

Snakes (Krait,Cobra,Viper)


Snakes are considered to be the most deadliest animal on earth, The krait is a type of snake and from the family of Big Four Deadliest Indian Snakes to Humans found in India and considered as one of the most venomous snakes after King Cobra. India has been listed as having the highest number of deaths after snakebites. An estimated 50000 people are killed by snake bites in India every year. Due to the ignorance and the deep-rooted superstitions, Indian peoples start sucking venom from the wound or do their own treatment with the help of local sadhu or ojha.


royal Bengal tiger

The Royal Bengal Tiger is another deadliest animals in India, Although humans are not regular prey for them, the tiger has killed more people than any other cat. The beautiful creature Tiger kills approximately 800 to 1000 people a year in India. The Bengal tigers of the Sundarbans are listed as man-eaters tigers in India, However man-eaters are mostly old and injured tigers. Man-eaters have been a recurrent problem for India, especially in Garhwal and the Sundarbans mangrove swamps of Bengal, where some healthy tigers also have been known to hunt humans.

Black Beer


In India The Black Bear and the Brown Bear are found in the Himalaya region,The Indian black bear is very aggressive by nature and can attack without any reason. The number of black bear attacks on humans is higher than those of brown bears and other animals. Most of the attacks of black bear in India are happened early in the morning, when villagers entered into the jungle for their work an got face to face with the wild predator of jungle.



Leopard is one of the big cat found across all over India, He always spotted while roaming in nearby fields of village for pray. Leopard attacks increase in India in last few years as habitat shrinks and due to depleting forest cover,shortage of prey or for an easy pray. A large number of people are attacked by leopard each year in various parts of India. Latest attack is a leopard has injured several villagers in India and villagers also injured and killied leopard in return.



Elephants might look big and slow moving animals, but they can attack very aggressively. The Wild elephants enter the region of India each year in search of food and destroy everything in their path. In heavily forested region of India, Wild elephants have been a serious problem, as they destroy homes and killed many people on a regular basis. Over 2000 people have been killed by wild elephants in various parts of India in the last three years. At the different regions 1000 of elephants are killed by poachers in India every year for their ivory.



There are around 86 different species of scorpions found in India, out of which 50 are dangerous to people. The Giant Indian Black Scorpion and Red Indian Scorpion are two of the most dangerous to the point of killing humans. The common red Indian scorpion bite killed around 50-80 peoples per year in India.



The mosquito is a common flying insect that is found throughout the India, Females drink blood and nectar. Mosquito bite is very harmful to health,it causes malaria and Dengue fever. A bite from a parasite-infected female Anopheles mosquito causes malaria. Malaria kills more than 200000 people in India each year, Dengue fever also one of the main cause of death due to Mosquito bite in India.



Crocodiles are native of rivers and lakes and well known for their attacks on human, This species of reptiles are considered dangerous to adult humans. Attacks of mugger crocodiles are reported from tribal region of Indian state Kerala in January 2001 and one from Andaman Islands. . In the recent attack of crocodiles in India is British man was attacked and killed by a crocodile in one of the holy river of south India Cauvery River. The river is said to be infested with large number of mugger crocodiles.



Monkeys are considered as most sacred animal in India and they should not be killed. There are so many cases reported till now from all around the country regarding the attacks of monkey on humans and injured them very badly. Monkey’s have become a problem in India due to habitat loss and interference of humans into their territories.

Stray Dog


India has a large number of stray dogs around most of the cities, These dogs are very dangerous for children across the street and in their play area. These street dogs have become one of major problem for most of the state authorities and municipality. There are many cases of death due to Rabies and injuries have reported due to stray dog bites in India. The conflict mostly occurred during the mate or fighting season of street dogs. More then 1000 dog bite cases were being reported in last couple of months from all across the country.

Goonch catfish,Jelly Fish found in Goa, Shark found in coastal region of India, Giant Indian wasp and bees are also few dangerous animals found in India.

  • Rajiv Kaparthy

    Correction. “Giant Indian Black Scorpion” (You probably meant the Emperor Scorpion) is not highly venomous. Big scorpions, especially dark scorpions are very very common in India (I have one as a pet) and have very mild venom. Just because they are huge doesn’t mean they are automatically dangerous. Please don’t mislead and scare people with wherever you got this wrong information from. Thank You. #Getyourfactsright