Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals of India

India is blessed with rich and diverse range of wild forest and exotic animals such as tiger, leopard,elephant and bears but due to deforestation and loss of habitat, human wildlife conflicts are very common. Most of the attacks and conflict of wild animals came into picture due to the human interference in their habitat. Sloth bear, Krait snake and Bengal Tigers are few most dangerous wild animal of India. here is the list of top 10 most dangerous and deadliest wild animals found in India.

World’s Top 12 Most Deadliest Wild Animals in India

Snakes (Krait, Cobra, Viper)


Snakes are considered to be the most deadliest reptiles on earth, The krait from the family of Big Four Deadliest Indian Snakes to Humans found in India and considered as one of the most venomous snake in India after King Cobra and Vipers. India has been listed as having the highest number of deaths because of snakebites,  An estimated 50000 people are killed by snake bites in India every year.

Bengal Tiger

royal Bengal tiger

The Royal Bengal Tiger is another deadliest animals in India, Although humans are not regular prey for them. The bengal tiger has killed more people than any other wild cat in India and near by country. Tiger kills approximately 800 to 1000 people a year in India and Sundarbans is home to large number of man-eaters 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


Indian sloth bear is very aggressive by nature and can attack without any reason, Black Bear and the Brown Bear are found in the Himalayan region. 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.



In last few years Leopard attacks have been increased in India, specially in the urban areas of Mumbai,Karnatka and Rajasthan. 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.. 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.



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 says:

    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

  • Lisapoo says:

    I read through a few of these stories by “Walk Through India.” The clumsy wording and errors I overlooked, but I found the misplaced apostrophes so distracting that I couldn’t enjoy reading it. Spell check please?

    • Lisapoo says:

      The “Ten most sacred animals in India” has so many misplaced apostrophes that I have to wonder who the heck wrote it. A monkey perhaps?

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