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The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:39pm On Mar 23, 2018
1) Hippopotamus

The hippo is responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other large animal. Male hippos actively defend their territories which run along the banks of rivers and lakes. Females have also been known to get extremely aggressive if they sense anyone coming in between their babies, who stay in the water while she feeds on the shore. Hippos can run at speeds of over 20 miles an hour and they have enormous jaws which host up to 20 inch canines.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:42pm On Mar 23, 2018
2) Mosquito

The most dangerous creature in Africa is probably the mosquito since it’s responsible for killing more Africans than any other through the spread of malaria, dengue and other diseases. Malaria kills over a million Africans every year, most of these are children under the age of five.

Malaria is only spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. They are most active around dawn and dusk. There are in fact around 3,500 species of mosquito flying around and their average life-span is about two weeks.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Johnpaul01: 2:46pm On Mar 23, 2018
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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:47pm On Mar 23, 2018
3) Elephant

It’s unlikely you’ll bump into an elephant outside of a protected wildlife reserve, but when you encounter this 12,000 lb beast, things can potentially get ugly. African elephants, especially older bulls and young males, can be aggressive even when they’re not provoked. Most deaths occur by the elephant trampling their victims to death. In places where poaching is rife and/or the elephants’ habitats are threatened, elephants are more aggressive

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:48pm On Mar 23, 2018
4) Black Mamba

The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is one of Africa’s most dangerous snakes and feared in East, Central and Southern Africa. It’s aggressive when cornered and will not hesitate to strike. It can reach speeds of up to 12 mph (20 km/ph). It’s the largest venomous snake in Africa with adults reaching an average 2.5m. Black Mamba’s are not black at all, but brown/olive skinned. Their mouths are inky black which they show when threatened. Black Mambas live in savanna, scrub, tree hollows, and sometimes people’s homes. If a Black Mamba encounters prey it can strike up to 12 times, each time delivering enough neuro and cardio-toxic venom to kill a dozen men within one hour. Without anti-venom, the mortality rate is 100%.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:48pm On Mar 23, 2018
5) Nile Crocodile

Crocodiles kill hundreds of people each year in Africa. The Nile Crocodile can be found in almost every major river throughout the continent as well as many lakes. Most fatalities occur while people are washing or collecting food near river banks and lake shores. Fishermen are also prone to attack as they slide their boats in and out of the water. Crocodiles attack by dragging their prey under water and drowning them. Some crocodiles will also then roll their bodies repeatedly to weaken their prey.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Emmycute30(m): 2:49pm On Mar 23, 2018
Na mosquitoes dey annoy me pass. As small as they are eh.....their ringtone alone can make me loss all night sleep..aarrggh

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:51pm On Mar 23, 2018
6) Great White Shark

Great White shark encounters are rare but attacks are serious when they happen, and have led to fatalities. While some adventure seekers will actively go out and dive with great whites, most of us should probably avoid contact.There have been more than 200 Great White shark attacks off the coast of South Africa in as many years. Great Whites attack by propelling themselves at their prey with great speed. They take a single huge bite and drag their victims down into deeper water. Then they let go and the prey just bleeds itself to death before being gobbled up.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:53pm On Mar 23, 2018
7) Lion

Lions live throughout sub-Saharan Africa (except for forests and deserts) in protected areas. A 2005 study showed that lion attacks on man were on the rise in Tanzania and Mozambique. Sick male lions are mostly responsible for the hundreds of human deaths that occur each year because lion attacks.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:55pm On Mar 23, 2018
8 ) Puff Adder

The Puff Adder (Bitis arietans) is considered to be Africa’s deadliest snake because it is responsible for the most human fatalities. Puff Adders reach an average length of around 1 meter, and they’re solidly built with a wide girth. Color patterns vary depending on where they live, their habitats extend throughout Africa except for dense rain forests and deserts. The Puff Adder has large fangs and its venom is powerful enough to kill a grown man with a single bite. Puff Adders rely on camouflage for protection and lie still if approached. Because of this, people tend to step on them and get bitten. Many fatalities occur because bites are not treated correctly, leading to infection and gangrene.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:57pm On Mar 23, 2018
9) Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo are said to have killed more big game hunters than any other animal (and so they belong to the Big 5. Buffalo are thought to kill around 200 people every year, first they charge and then they gore their victims. An injured buffalo is incredibly dangerous. When you see Cape Buffalo in Africa, they’re usually not alone. They appear in very large (and intimidating) herds. Even when looking at them through binoculars from a distance, the males always seem to be staring right at you with intense dislike. Weighing in at over 700 kg’s (1540 lbs) most lions don’t even dare take a chunk out of this beast. Buffalo will mob any predator that dares to take its young.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Ajfems(m): 2:57pm On Mar 23, 2018
GeeString:
2) Mosquito

The most dangerous creature in Africa is probably the mosquito since it’s responsible for killing more Africans than any other through the spread of malaria, dengue and other diseases. Malaria kills over a million Africans every year, most of these are children under the age of five.

Malaria is only spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. They are most active around dawn and dusk. There are in fact around 3,500 species of mosquito flying around and their average life-span is about two weeks.
small but mighty

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 2:59pm On Mar 23, 2018
10) African Rhino

While the African rhino (both black and white) are fighting to survive and their numbers are dropping at alarming rates due to poaching – it’s still important to keep your guard if you get the chance to see one in the wild. Rhinos are large mammals (only second in size to the elephant), an adult white rhino can weigh in at 6,000 lb’s. Rhinos are shortsighted, a little bad tempered, which makes them very dangerous. They’ll charge at full force and use their horns to kill or injure what they deem to be a danger or annoyance to them. Never get in between a mother and her baby, or anywhere near an older male.


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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Nobody: 3:03pm On Mar 23, 2018
Snakes and Monkey

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Aeman(m): 5:10pm On Mar 23, 2018
Ok
Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Nobody: 5:16pm On Mar 23, 2018
Fake list. Mosquito is no1.
11 . black man

Lord Lugard, the former governor-general of Nigeria, in 1926, wrote his unfiltered thought about Nigerians. From his book, The Dual Mandates, come these excerpts: "In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person, lacking in self-control, discipline, and foresight. Naturally courageous, and naturally courteous and polite, full of personal vanity, with little sense of veracity, fond of music and loving weapons as an oriental loves jewellery. His thoughts are concentrated on the events and feelings of the moment, and he suffers little from the apprehension for the future or grief for the past. His mind is far nearer to the animal world than that of the European or Asiatic, and exhibits something of the animals' placidity and want of desire to rise beyond the state he has reached.

"Through the ages, the African appears to have evolved no organised religious creed, and though some tribes appear to believe in a deity, the religious sense seldom rises above pantheistic animalism and seems more often to take the form of a vague dread of the supernatural. He lacks the power of organisation, and is conspicuously deficient in the management and control alike of men or business. He loves the display of power, but fails to realize its responsibility - he will work hard with a less incentive than most races. He has the courage of the fighting animal, an instinct rather than a moral virtue. In brief, the virtues and defects of his race -type are those of attractive children, whose confidence when it is won is given ungrudgingly as to an older and wiser superior and without envy. Perhaps, the two traits which have impressed me as those most characteristic of the African native are his lack of apprehension and his lack of ability to visualize the future"

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 5:29pm On Mar 23, 2018
yeyerolling:
Fake list. Mosquito is no1


Its not a ranking.

Just a list of the deadliest animals.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Rigel95(m): 5:54pm On Mar 23, 2018
As far as I am concerned Buhari is the deadliest animal with his hunger infesting,blood sucking regime.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Coldfeets: 8:24pm On Mar 23, 2018
Courtesy of Nat Geo Wild. wink

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by ilevic(m): 9:48pm On Mar 23, 2018
Where is skirt and blouse?

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by DavidEsq(m): 10:28pm On Mar 23, 2018
Rigel95:
As far as I am concerned Buhari is the deadliest animal with his hunger infesting,blood sucking regime.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by giftedheart1(m): 10:30pm On Mar 23, 2018
this list is not complete... what about the fulani heardsmen?

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by ADENIKETINA2015(f): 11:18pm On Mar 23, 2018
Rigel95:
As far as I am concerned Buhari is the deadliest animal with his hunger infesting,blood sucking regime.


So, that makes it Top 11...


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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by nanakgh(m): 11:26pm On Mar 23, 2018
You forgot the deadliest by far...they are found in all parts of the continent, often thrive and live very long. They survive on the blood of the people. These ruthless animals are collectively known as African politicians cry

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by swagguElite(m): 4:49am On Mar 24, 2018
GeeString:
4) Black Mamba

The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is one of Africa’s most dangerous snakes and feared in East, Central and Southern Africa. It’s aggressive when cornered and will not hesitate to strike. It can reach speeds of up to 12 mph (20 km/ph). It’s the largest venomous snake in Africa with adults reaching an average 2.5m. Black Mamba’s are not black at all, but brown/olive skinned. Their mouths are inky black which they show when threatened. Black Mambas live in savanna, scrub, tree hollows, and sometimes people’s homes. If a Black Mamba encounters prey it can strike up to 12 times, each time delivering enough neuro and cardio-toxic venom to kill a dozen men within one hour. Without anti-venom, the mortality rate is 100%.

Black mamba! ...
Of all snakes I love this kind! .... Fast & Fearless!

this not the kind of snake dat will bite n watch yu run ....this one go knack you one shot! .... Second one! ....."ar yu still here!?" .... Third ...Fourth one!

man: ahn hn ...four times! .... Abi oloriburuku leleyi ni!? ...Can't yu see I can't move!?

Mamba: So I should carry you abi!? ....Fifth one!! _Sholo stupidni! grin

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Elnino4ladies: 5:15am On Mar 24, 2018
Puff Ader what a dangerous snake
Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Samusu(m): 6:44am On Mar 24, 2018
GeeString:
1) Hippopotamus

The hippo is responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other large animal. Male hippos actively defend their territories which run along the banks of rivers and lakes. Females have also been known to get extremely aggressive if they sense anyone coming in between their babies, who stay in the water while she feeds on the shore. Hippos can run at speeds of over 20 miles an hour and they have enormous jaws which host up to 20 inch canines.

I take God beg yhu replace no1 with Human being. Thank me later. We are the most dangerous animal on earth. Shikenan

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by GeeString: 8:40am On Mar 24, 2018
Lmao grin grin

Mad people have invaded this thread.

Which one be Fulani Herdsmen, Buhari & Human beings?

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Nobody: 9:33am On Mar 24, 2018
angry angry angry

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Sorry ooo.
But, Buhari is another deadly animal that is making this list incomplete.




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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by Evablizin(f): 9:37am On Mar 24, 2018
Rigel95:
As far as I am concerned Buhari is the deadliest animal with his hunger infesting,blood sucking regime.

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Re: The Ten Deadliest Animals In Africa by nedu2000(m): 10:24am On Mar 24, 2018
How is the crocodile's teeth get so white?whiter than mine infact.
GeeString:
5) Nile Crocodile

Crocodiles kill hundreds of people each year in Africa. The Nile Crocodile can be found in almost every major river throughout the continent as well as many lakes. Most fatalities occur while people are washing or collecting food near river banks and lake shores. Fishermen are also prone to attack as they slide their boats in and out of the water. Crocodiles attack by dragging their prey under water and drowning them. Some crocodiles will also then roll their bodies repeatedly to weaken their prey.

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