Wild scary animals, they use sharp teeth, move quickly, ferocious roar, when you talk about animal predators, the first picture appears in your mind. But animal predators are different in body size, as small as ants, as big as killer whales. Here are the top ten killers in the animal world.
10. Tarantula Spider
There are hundreds of tarantulas in the world that live in the tropics. The 5-inch body and 11-inch leg span make them one of the skilled hunters in the animal world. They are actually nocturnal predators, hiding in the places where small insects pass, suddenly swooping past. The huge fangs of the tarantula can help them kill prey easily, and no insect can expect to survive from the tarantula.
9. Black Mamba
The black mamba is the longest snake in the African continent. The adult black mamba has a body length of 14 feet and raises its head to one-third of its length. They usually prey on large prey, such as mammals, and also feed on small animals and birds. They are very aggressive when they are threatened, and they repeatedly bite when they look up. They inject a large number of neutral toxins and cardiotoxins into each attack, causing death in a very short time.
One of the most dangerous fish in the world, living in the rivers of South America. They use very strong jaws and sharp teeth to prey on prey, even humans, and their strong jaws can easily crush people in 10 seconds. Their special sensory organs also help them discover the presence of blood in the water.
7. Gray Wolf
Unlike other top predators, gray wolves hunt prey in groups of between 6 and 10. Grey wolves position their scent in the prey through the wind. They never attack prey that insists on their position. Prey such as moose, elk, and muskrat usually do not move from their position, and the gray wolf threatens them to run.
For smaller prey, they attack from all sides, but for larger prey, they focus on the back and sides to avoid their attacks. Each gray wolf has the ability to eat 9 kilograms of meat at a time.
6. Komodo Dragon
Komodo dragon is the largest of the lizards found in the Indonesian archipelago. They weigh up to 70 kilograms and can reach up to 10 feet in length. Komodo dragon has a keen sense of smell, which helps them find prey from 10 kilometers away. When they hunt, they use powerful tails to hit target prey, such as pigs and deer, and make poisonous bites. Komodo dragons use their flexible skulls and jaws to swallow smaller prey and eat a lot of meat at a time.
The crocodile is one of the successful aquatic carnivores, feeding on a variety of animals such as buffalo, zebra, wild boar, and so on. Crocodiles are ambush predators who wait for the water to prey at the water’s edge. Once the crocodiles enter the range, they will launch a sudden attack. Their long, strong jaws help them easily catch their prey.
4. Killer Whale
Killer whales are toothed whales found in all oceans, and their diets are diverse. Their prey includes seals, sea lions, marine mammals, and other whales. Killer whales can make up to 40 hunting groups, each using different techniques to capture different types of prey. Underwater, they make a sound, positioning their aquatic prey as they bounce back.
3. Grizzly Bear
They are subspecies of brown bears found in North America. Adult grizzly bears weigh between 320 and 370 kilograms and can reach up to 7 feet. Their huge claws and powerful jaws help them easily hunt large mammals such as moose, elk, deer, bison, and bighorn sheep. They are good at swimming and know where to find a lot of fish, especially squid, and they can catch them quickly when they jump. Grizzlies can also chase fish in the water and fix the fish with special claws.
Only large mammals can become the prey of the king of the jungle, including buffalo, wildebeest, and even elephants. They usually get together to hunt, the lion is mainly led by a lioness, and the lion takes care of the young lion. Once they discover that a group of prey is concentrated on the nearest prey, it will launch a sudden attack. Suddenly and forcefully biting the neck of the prey caused it to die, leaving the prey without a chance to escape.
1. Great White Shark
This brainless killing machine is the most successful predator in the animal kingdom. It is the world’s largest carnivorous fish, between 6 feet and 20 feet in length, and weighs 2,500 kilograms. They usually feed on sea lions, seals, sea turtles, sea otters, and the like. They have 300 jagged sharp triangular teeth arranged in different slots. Their keen sense of smell helps them find prey a few kilometers away. Great white sharks like to suddenly attack from below, crushing the prey with powerful jaws and long teeth.