Here is the top ten list of the deadliest animals in Asia. Some of Asia’s wildlife beasts are extremely fatal and dangerous creatures found in the wilderness of the far east.
10: The Komodo Dragon
The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard in the world. It originates in Indonesia on the island of Komodo & reaches up to 10 feet long and weighs between 150 to 250 pounds. The powerful weapon that they use to hunt is their mouths, which is chockfull of deadly bacteria. Once the Komodo dragon bites, it waits until its victim suffers a slow & painful death from bacterial infection. Human attacks are rare, although there have been known to be a few. Symptoms include blood clot & severe infection, which can require amputation if the wounds aren’t treated as quickly as possible.
The Asian forest scorpion is one of the most venomous & aggressive animals found in the southern parts of Asia, reaching only 5 inches in length. Their stingers can cause extreme pain to its victims as well as discomfort, swelling, and other symptoms that can last for days, with young children & pets as their most common victims.
8: The Indian Rhinoceros
Weighing as much as four tons, the Indian rhino charges at its targets at full force while using its unique horn to tear you apart if they see you as a threat. They’re capable of running at extremely fast speeds & are strong enough to derail trains. Unfortunately, this animals has been hunted for its horn, which is used as a remedy in China to treat rheumatism.
There are about 400 species of sharks in the world, and three of the most dangerous species are found in Asia. The first is the great white shark. Also known as the “white death,” it’s the largest predatory fish on Earth & can be found all throughout the waters of Asia, where it attacks its victims that are snorkeling, diving, surfing, or swimming. This species of shark is responsible for about 47% of all shark attacks. The second most dangerous shark in Asia is the bull shark. They’re not afraid to hunt for prey much larger than them, which they headbutt like a bull before devouring them in a method known as the bump-and-bite technique. They’re also the only type of shark capable of traveling from saltwater to freshwater to look for its meals. Lastly, we have the tiger shark. Tiger sharks have extremely good vision & are believed by some cultures to have special visual perception powers. They have been nicknamed “ocean cleaners” or “wastebasket of the sea” because of their tendency to eat almost anything, including plastic bottles & debris found throughout the ocean floor.
6: The Asian Elephant
Despite being smaller than African elephants, Asian elephants are still some of the most powerful animals on Earth, weighing close to eight tons. They’re native to China & India. Although they’re not predators, these massive creatures attack & kill any perceived threat; especially the males. They’ll grab you with their powerful trunk & slam you against the ground. Also, their tusks can easily pierce through your body. If neither of those are capable of killing you, they can stomp on you & effortlessly use their weight to crush you to death.
Crocodiles are responsible for a huge number of deaths & injuries all throughout Asia. They’re known for their infamous death roll, in which they snatch you with their powerful bite then proceed to their bodies until you’re either dead or a part of you is completely ripped off. In order to survive an attack, experts advise you to gouge at its eyes, which are the most sensitive parts of its body. If that doesn’t work, reach into the back of the croc’s throat & grab its epiglottis. Doing so creates an uncomfortable sensation for the beast & also fills its lungs with water if you’re in a lake or river.
4: The Asian Giant Hornet
The Asian giant hornet is the world’s largest hornet, reaching about the same size as the human thumb. They’re by far the most deadly animal in Japan & have killed thousand of people in China as well. They carry an extremely lethal combination of cytotoxins & neurotoxins as well as mandaratoxin, which causes renal failure, cardiac arrest, & multiple organ failure. The pain from its sting has been described as having a hot nail being driven into the leg.