These are absolutely beautiful and highly evolved animals of wildlife kingdom but they are dangerous and they are the world’s deadliest animals -Bengal Tiger, King Cobra and Red Scorpions are the few names. Here is the list of top 12 of the world’s most dangerous wild animals found in India.
The Bengal Tiger is one of the most dangerous animal to humans in the world and most man-eating tigers attacks take place in Sundarbans. The mangrove forests of Sundarbans are home to approximately 600 royal Bengal tigers and due to the loss of habitat number of attacks on humans in the Indian side of the Sunderbans has increased.
The Indian leopard or Panthera pardus fusca is one of the five big cats found in India and one leopard in Jim Corbett was killed over 200 people in India. Indian leopards are on the verge of qualifying for the Vulnerable status due to heavy poaching, habitat loss and for the illegal trade of skins.
The sloth bears are found wild within the Indian Subcontinent and sometimes attack humans who encroach on their territories. Slot Bears are capable of galloping faster than running humans but due to their tameable nature they have been used as performing pets.
The great Indian elephants are native to mainland of Indian Subcontinent has been listed as endangered due to habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation. Indian elephants habitat loss turn to increasing conflicts between humans and elephants.
The saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile as well as the largest predator in the world, usually resides in mangrove swamps, deltas and lagoons.
Saltwater crocodiles are the most dangerous extant crocodilian to humans due to their size and distribution.
The Indian red scorpion is one of the species of scorpion found in most of India and occasionally causes human fatalities. Red scorpion is rated as the most lethal scorpion species in the world. India is also home to one of the largest species of scorpion found in Western ghats of India.
Like the name say’s King Cobra found predominantly in forests of Indian subcontinent and the species is the world’s longest venomous snake. The king cobra is considered to be the most dangerous snake but avoids confrontation with humans and its diet includes other snakes such as rat snakes, small pythons and other venomous snakes.
Indian rock python or Ajgar is one of the largest nonvenomous python species found in India, Asiatic reticulated python being the other. Ajgar are considered as one of the most deadliest wild animal for its way of killing.
The Indian cobra or Nag also known as the Spectacled cobra is a species of Naja found in the Indian subcontinent. Cobra is worshiped by Hindu’s and now protected in India under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act and the god Shiva always has a cobra coiled around his neck.
The Indian krait or Common krait is one of the highly Venomous snake found in the jungles of the Indian subcontinent and responsible for the most snakebites on humans in India. Karait occurs throughout India with a wide variety of habitats and feeds primarily on other snakes including the young kraits.
Daboia or Russell’s Viper is found in Asia throughout the Indian subcontinent and a member of the big four Indian snakes and one of the species responsible for causing the most snakebite incidents in India.
The little Indian viper is a venomous viper species found in the Indian subcontinent and one of the snake responsible for causing the most snakebite cases and deaths in India. Five subspecies of Saw Scaled Vipers are currently recognized such as Echis carinatus sochureki. India is home to a large venomous pit viper species such as bamboo Pit Viper,Malabar Pit Viper and Humped nose pit viper.