The 8 Scariest Animals That Are Still Living on Earth

Blue-Ringed Octopus

Specifically located in Australia and Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Indian Oceans are home to the tiny but extremely venomous Blue-Ringed Octopus. These octopuses may be little, but their venom is packed with strong neurotoxins.

Poisonous Dart Frog

The tiny, vividly colored Golden Poison Dart Frog is indigenous to the rainforests of western Colombia in South America. It is well known for having a distinctive look, with black specks scattered across brilliant orange or yellow skin.


The Indo-Pacific region, which includes the seas of Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Indian Ocean, is home to the deadly stonefish. It is well known for being among the world's most venomous fish.

Belcher’s Sea Snake

The Gulf of Thailand and the northern coast of Australia are home to the extremely venomous Belcher's Sea Snake, which can be found in the warm waters of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.


The wolverine, a carnivorous animal found in the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia, is renowned for its hardy and solitary disposition. It can survive in hostile environments with to its thick fur coat, strong claws, and stocky frame.


Large and flightless, the cassowary is indigenous to the tropical forests of northern Australia and New Guinea. It is well-known for having a remarkable appearance, which includes bright blue skin on its head and neck and a casque.

Nile Crocodile

One of Africa's most recognizable and dangerous reptiles, the Nile Crocodile is renowned for its enormous size and hostile disposition. It lives in sub-Saharan Africa in watery habitats like rivers, lakes, and marshes.


Hippopotamuses are among the most deadly creatures in Africa because of their enormous size, barrel-shaped body, and wide mouth full of sharp teeth.