10 Surprisingly Dangerous Animals You Would Never Suspect

The world is full of all kinds of animals, ranging from the highly dangerous man-eaters such as sharks and lions to the cute and cuddly in the form of kittens and puppies. It’s usually very easy to spot a potential threat when encountering an animal, as they would usually have sharp claws, large teeth or seem to incredibly large. However, there are also some rather unsuspecting creatures that might look entirely innocent but are just as lethal as the more established killers.

Slow Loris

Looking at this adorable critter, it is difficult to imagine that they could be dangerous in any shape or form. Unfortunately though, they have been known to seriously injure and even kill people who have come across them without realizing the risk they pose. Due to its diet, the slow loris secretes toxin from its elbows that is strong enough to cause death by anaphylactic shock.

Giant Anteater

The giant anteater may look like just a strange animal going about its business but it can easily kill a fully grown adult in seconds if it feels threatened enough to attack. Because it eats ants and other small insects that live in mounds or under the ground, it needs huge sharp claws to dig through the earth. These same claws can rip through skin and tissue like butter, exposing vital organs to the surface in a single swipe.