Barracudas confuse bright items for fish scales despite their poor eyesight. They can swim 25 mph with formidable jaws and teeth.
The black mamba is ferocious when confronted, but like other animals, it avoids conflict. Its name comes from the color of its lips when it gapes in danger, not its scales, which range from dark brown to gray.
Because they're hard to discover in their native habitat, chimpanzees don't murder or damage more people. They can't sympathize with their victims because they lack a theory of mind.
The African buffalo is not cuddly like the hippopotamus because to its large, curving horns and powerful frame. One of the great five large game hunters, it is known for its aggression and seeming retribution.
Like mosquitoes, female horseflies require blood to breed. Horseflies attack without hesitation, unlike female mosquitoes. Additionally, its bite is excruciating.
Hippo aggression is unfathomable. Hippos murder at least 500 people a year, despite being blubbery, herbivorous, lazy, partially aquatic, and having adorable kids.
Fire ants will creep up on bare feet and sting and attack for no apparent cause, unlike social insects like wasps and bees.
Only the Nile crocodile eats humans, making it the top animal. It will capture a wildebeest or a human who gets too close to the water. Nile crocodiles kill hundreds annually.