What is the most dangerous animal in the Amazon rainforest?



  1. mle
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    Most is relative, but here are a few dangerous rainforest animals:

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    If you’re counting insects, you might also consider the mosquito, which is a carrier for several diseases and parasites, including malaria.  Responsible for over 1 million deaths each year, malaria is most certainly a dangerous (and often underrepresented) part of living in the topics.  Most of the malaria cases come from Africa, but the Amazon in Brazil is definitely a close runner-up.

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    Big cats like the panthers of Central and South America and Bengal tigers in Southeast Asia are also particularly dangerous, even though the above photo does not make it seems so. As top predators, they are fiercely territorial and have an arsenal of weapons at their disposal. Bengal tigers are particularly menacing. They can grow between 5′ and 6′ in length and weigh as much as 500lbs. A hungry tiger can eat as much as 60lbs of meat in one sitting.

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    The chupacabra! Aiiieee!!!

    Seriously though, I would imagine contageous diseases are South America’s number one killer. Though not a member of the animal kingdom, bacteria and viruses as well as fungal infections cause a much larger percentage of deaths than encounters with wildlife.

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