11 Cute Animals That Are Actually EVIL! From huggable giant panda bears to smiling leopard seals, here are 11 cute animals that are evil.
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From huggable giant panda bears to smiling leopard seals, here are 11 cute animals that
Number 11: Platypus.
The platypus is one of the most unusual mammals on earth.
In fact, when British scientists laid eyes on a specimen from Australia, they thought
that it was an elaborate fake.
It had the tail of a beaver; a duck’s bill and webbed feet; and an otter’s body and fur.
We have since come to know a lot about these small mammals.
For instance, how they hunt by scooping up insects, larvae, worms, and shellfish from
rivers and streams, and how they store their loot in their cheek pouches for later mashing
You may have also noticed that it’s one cute animal, but don’t let its looks and small
size fool you.
The male platypus has a spur in its hind feet, which excretes venom.
Young females have a similar spur, but it doesn’t contain venom and they lose it around
the age of ten months.
The venom cannot kill a human being, but the sting is very painful and the stung area rapidly
Unfortunately, the platypus is nearly threatened as a species.
Number 10: Panda Bears.
Look at this picture of a huggable Giant Panda Bear.
He loves to eat bamboo all day, and sleep soundly at night.
You might even jump at the chance to hug and pet him.
But, you might want to hold on, as appearances can be deceiving.
While there is nothing more huggable than a panda bear, they are a formidable carnivore,
which can attack a human being, particularly when it’s frightened or threatened.
Mr. Lui, a 20-year old male student, learned this the hard way.
He believed that pandas were just cute, harmless and dumb.
In fact, he was willing to scale a tall fence and enter a panda’s enclosure at a zoo in
the Jiangxi province of China.
“This is nuts,” you might say.
But, Mr. Lui was out to impress two female friends, who had accompanied him to the zoo.
He landed with a huge thud that woke up a slumbering panda bear.
It wrestled him to the ground and came close to killing him.
Luckily, he escaped with only torn pants after a short wrestling match.
There are about 1,000 pandas left in the wild.
The best we can do is to protect them, and not provoke them since they have an adorable
reputation to uphold.
Number 9: Elephants.
Humans and elephants have a lot in common.
Just like us, elephants are highly intelligent, social, and gentle.
They display a series of complex behaviors and feel a host of different emotions.
They even mourn when a family member dies.
Every elephant has an individual personality…Some are introverts, who keep to themselves, while
others are extroverts, and like to interact.
Then, there is the old adage that says, “Elephants never forget.”
While elephants are mostly peaceful, they can become violent, aggressive, cruel, evil,
and murderous like humans.
They deliberately kill about 500 people each year.
Elephant researcher Joyce Poole believes that this aggression is the result of the ill-treatment
of elephants by humans.
They have been massacred to quench the voracious demand for Ivory in Asia.
Moreover, according to the United Nations, about 100 elephants die every day at the hands
Captive elephants kept in zoos and those used as show animals suffer ill-treatment.
They are forced to work by their masters, instead of roaming in the wild freely.
This leads to frustration and ultimately results in violent outbursts that can become fatal.
For instance, on August 20, 1994, Tyke, an African bush elephant that belonged to the
Circus International of Honolulu, killed her trainer, then bolted from the circus arena,
and went on a violent rampage around town.
The police shot Tyke 100 times before she succumbed to her injuries.
Number 8: Leopard Seals
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There is nothing more satisfying than spotting a smiling leopard seal during a trip to Antarctica.
You will find it resting on floating ice blocks, and it won’t mind posing for a picture or
But, don’t be hasty to trust the cheerful leopard seal.
It’s a fierce hunter with a powerful jaw lined with lengthy teeth.
It’s also a remarkable swimmer than can reach a top speed of 25 miles per hour.
Leopard seals mainly hunt smaller seals, squid, penguins, and fish.
But, there have been three known attacks by the seals on humans.
In 2003, a leopard seal killed marine biologist Kirsty Brown, by dragging her underwater while
she was diving in the Antarctic coast.
It was the first documented human fatality attributed to the leopard seal.
Number 7: Orcas
These black and white sea mammals, popularly known as killer whales, are in fact, the largest
dolphins on the planet.
They are formidable ocean predators, which hunt in pods that consist of up to 40 members.
They typically hunt sea lions, seals, squid, fish, and seabirds; but they can also kill
In the wild, orcas have shown no desire to kill humans.
All documented orca attacks and deaths have occurred at marine parks.
Tilikum, a male orca owned by Sea World, was the most prolific human killer, held responsible
for three deaths.
His last victim was Dawn Brancheau, a 40-year-old trainer, and the attack occurred on February
She was rubbing Tilikum as part of a post-show routine when he grabbed her ponytail and pulled
Tilikum’s aggression was blamed on stress and frustration because of long-term confinement.
Number 6: Horses.
We have enjoyed a profitable relationship with horses for the past 5,000 years.
They have fought in our wars, provided a reliable means of transportation, entertained us, and
done more than we ever bargained.
But, behind the close partnership lies a deadly secret.
While horses may do all our bidding silently, they injure and kill humans.
In Australia alone, 10-20 people die each year due to horse-related injuries.
Most of the injuries are caused by the horse’s powerful kick.
It’s like being struck by a bowling ball traveling at 80 mph.
This force can fracture bones and skulls, and turn internal organs into jelly.
Horses also bite.
According to research, you are 20 times more likely to become injured, while doing a horse-based
activity than riding a motorcycle.
Number 5: Poison Dart Frog.
The Poison Dart Frog wears the most radiant colors in nature.
However, this tiny 2-inch frog has enough poison to kill 10 men.
You can actually die just by touching it.
Surprisingly, the dart frog doesn’t manufacture the fatal toxin.
It acquires it from the ants, beetles, and millipedes it eats.
The species is found in the tropical forests of South America, from Costa Rica to Brazil.
It may have different colors, including gold, yellow, blue, black, and copper.
There is an essential point to note about brightly colored animals such as coral snakes
and monarch butterflies; they are poisonous.
It’s an adaptation called, Aposematism or Warning Colors, which signals predators to
avoid a poisonous prey.
Number 4: Puffer Fish
It’s difficult not to love a puffer fish.
It looks like a fat tadpole with protruding eyes and a long snout.
And it’s famously known for inflating itself by ingesting huge amounts of water or air
when threatened by a predator.
Though no fish can rival the looks of an inflated puffer fish, it’s a dangerous creature.
Puffer fish are covered with spines laced with a powerful neurotoxin known as tetrodotoxin,
which is 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide.
A single puffer fish has enough of this poison to kill 30 grown men.
Just like the poisonous dart frog, it obtains its poison from the bacteria it eats.
Despite this, the puffer fish is a delicacy in Japan, where it’s known as fugu.
It’s served in specific restaurants, but chefs have to undergo extensive training before
they are qualified to prepare the dish.
What’s more, they take the first bite, before the customer.
That way, if the fugu is badly prepared, they are also poisoned.
Number 3: Dogs.
Some dogs get more love than humans do.
It’s a terrible world epidemic.
But we are not here to call people out for their dog obsession, but to highlight the
fact that they can be evil and dangerous too.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 4.5 to 4.7 million
Americans are bitten by dogs each year.
About 900,000 bites become infected, and 20-30 of the bites result in death.
Here is something more chilling; dogs cause 66% of animal-related deaths in children below
the age of four.
Regardless of how docile your dog seems, or how well trained they are, never allow them
to interact with an infant or child without supervision.
It may turn into a killer.
We are not denying that pooches are cute, loyal, and willing to please; and there is
no shame in having a dog obsession; but, always remember that dogs are capable of violence.
Number 2: Slow Loris.
The Slow Loris is an Internet star.
Videos on YouTube of the Slow Loris being tickled or chewing a banana have millions
Why do we love the Loris so much?
Is it because of the primate’s bulging eyes?
Or have we fallen for their charm and delicate look?
These are solid reasons to ogle at pictures of this adorable creature for hours.
But there is a completely different side to the Slow Loris than you see on the Internet.
They are the only venomous primate, and they derive their venom from a gland in their arm.
They activate it by mixing it with their saliva and deliver it to the enemy through a bite.
This can be life-threatening if you’re allergic to the poison.
When in danger, the Slow Loris hisses and slithers like a cobra.
Here is an unusual fact.
In 2014, Lady Gaga was bitten by a Slow Loris, while attempting to feature it in her music
Sadly, the primate is currently threatened due to the illegal pet trade.
Number 1: Cows
Cows sustain human life through their life-giving milk and meat.
Moreover, their docile nature makes them perfectly harmless.
So, why is the cow on this list?
Well, in 2015 cows were officially declared the most deadly animal in Britain.
It had killed 74 people in the last 15 years.
Keep in mind that we are talking about cows and not bulls.
In the USA, the CDC estimates that 22 people are killed by cows every year.
These heavy herbivores kill by trampling and crushing their victims to death.
In most cow attacks, two things stand out.
Most attacks happen around the calving season, and dogs are usually present.
What do you think is the cutest evil animal?
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