10 Horrifying Facts About Piranhas

We’ve all seen science fiction or horror movies about the piranha – a killer fish known to lurk in the murky waters of the Amazon river. These little beasts can devour a human being within a matter of seconds when attacking together in a pack. Folks are absolutely terrified of these monsters, and rightfully so in some cases. There are different species, colors, and even types of food the piranha enjoys feasting on. Overall, these are extremely interesting fish to behold. Here are ten facts about the piranha you’ll want to warn everyone about.


The Piranha may be known across the world, but in Venezuela they call this predatory fish by the name of “caribe.”

South American Threats

Throughout South America, particularly within the rain forest regions of the continent, piranhas have become a rampant threat to people and livestock.