In Africa and Asia, buffalos are not respected as the dangerous animals they are because people have become so accustomed to seeing them roaming around: and besides, they only eat plants, don’t they? Wrong! Provoke an African Cape Buffalo and they will angrily charge you and severely (or even fatally) injure you with their strong and sharp horns.
Most people also do not know that these exceptionally dangerous animals cause the most deaths to human beings in Africa. So, if you happen to find yourself any where near Africa, do yourself a favor and stay away from the African Cape Buffalo which kills around 200 people every year!
No one is surprised that the lion is considered a dangerous animal. As the king of the jungle and an apex predator, both animals and humans alike respect and are frightened of it.
Yes, they spend the majority of their time sleeping and appear lazy but don’t think that it is the large male lion with the massive mane that you need to be most afraid of. The female lioness is the talented hunter and will think nothing of mauling you alive if she is provoked or feels that her pride is in danger in any way. 250 dead humans every year is proof of this!
The chilled out African elephant that eats green leaves and slowly ambles around the African bush really doesn’t look like a people killer in any way, shape or form. Although it does take a lot to anger an African elephant, when they are angry, they are angry!
This huge creature will charge at you and when he does, you stand no chance against his massive form. As they say, an elephant never forgets, so if you have angered an elephant in the past, rather avoid him in the future just in case he decides to charge you with his herd!