You may think these animals are cute but they are among the deadliest animals on earth

From left to right: dolphins, polar bears, hippos
From left to right: dolphins, polar bears, hipposLeft to right: alexxx1981/Getty Images; Olivier Morin/AFP via Getty Images; Warren Little/Getty Images

  • Animals of all shapes and sizes may look cute at first, but many are dangerous.

  • The deadliest mammal in the world is the hippopotamus.

  • Insider has put together a list of 10 cute but monstrous creatures.

the dolphin

Dolphins swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Atlantic City on August 28, 2022 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States.

Dolphins swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Atlantic City on August 28, 2022 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States.Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Dolphins may seem friendly, but don’t let their smiles fool you.

It is true that researchers have found several examples of dolphins Talented natives of Australia Fish or octopus and that they work side by side Brazilian fishermen. But dolphins are also known Try to dip or Forced human intercourse.

slow loris

A Javan slow loris climbs a tree in a national park in Mount Salak by International Animal Rescue (IAR) on December 20, 2016, after being confiscated from people or markets illegally selling them as pets in West Java, Indonesia, on December 20, 2016.

A Javan slow loris climbs a tree in a national park in Mount Salak by International Animal Rescue (IAR) on December 20, 2016, after being confiscated from people or markets illegally selling them as pets in West Java, Indonesia, on December 20, 2016.Getty Images via Jephta Images/Future Publishing

Slow lorises may look stylish and adorable, but they mimic cobras — and can cause venom and bites. Anaphylactic shock or even death in humans.

polar bear

Polar bears are observed during a Turkish scientific research team's expedition near the Svalbard Islands in Norway's Arctic Ocean on July 23, 2022.

Polar bears are observed during a Turkish scientific research team’s expedition near the Svalbard Islands in Norway’s Arctic Ocean on July 23, 2022.OJ Elif Kizil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

as Climate change threatens polar bear habitatThis has moved into furry animals populated area. They are known to be deadly and attack humans has increased in recent years.

If you run into a polar bear, using bear spray, carrying a gun or going naked as a distraction is your best option for protecting yourself. The New York Post.

cheetah seal

Leopard seal / Sea leopard (Hydrurga leptonyx) in Paradise Bay, Antarctica.

Leopard seal / Sea leopard (Hydrurga leptonyx) in Paradise Bay, Antarctica.Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Weight up to 840 lbsLeopard seal Very few have attacked humans. However, they are the only seals known to kill other mammals, including other seals.

the panda

A panda bear climbs to the top of a tree in its enclosure at Madrid Zoo

A panda bear climbs to the top of a tree in its enclosure at Madrid ZooMarcos del Mazo/Lightrocket via Getty Images

Pandas may mask being somewhat affectionate, peaceful and lazy, but humans should not get too close. They are slow, however Their claws and teeth are strong.

the moose

Moose (Alsace alsace) bull grazing on moorland with birch trees in autumn in Scandinavia.

Moose (Alsace alsace) bull grazing on moorland with birch trees in autumn in Scandinavia.ARTERRA/Universal Image Group via Getty Images

Moose can grow Grows from 5 to 6.5 feet tall (at the shoulder) and weighs up to 1,800 pounds.

“Moose are not usually aggressive; however, they can become aggressive when they are harassed by people, dogs and vehicles, or when hungry and tired, especially in winter when they have to walk through deep snow”. Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

the kangaroo

Kangaroos on Lucky Bay Beach in Cape Le Grand National Park on August 06, 2014 in Lucky Bay, Western Australia.

Kangaroos on Lucky Bay Beach in Cape Le Grand National Park on August 06, 2014 in Lucky Bay, Western Australia.James D. Morgan/Getty Images

Coming across a kangaroo may seem like a great picture, but the animal has become Increasingly violent and aggressive with tourists Australia gets very close to that.

Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs in this photo taken on June 16, 2022 "Les Petits Kipic"  Association park, which advocates for the protection of the species, in Orsay.

This photograph taken on June 16, 2022 shows hedgehogs eating at the park of the “Les Petites Kipic” association, which advocates for the protection of the species, in Ors.Julien de Rosa/AFP via Getty Images

Grows between 5 and 12 inches tall With a tail that spans 1 to 2 inches, hedgehogs look graceful in size. But when scared or threatened, hedgehogs can extend their paws. Animals are capable Bite humans and carry parasites in their arms, although some people choose them as pets.

Mantis shrimp

Rainbow mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus silarus).  New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea.  Solomon Sea

Rainbow mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus silarus). New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea. Solomon SeaAvalon/Universal Image Group via Getty Images

These are tiny and unique-looking crustaceans Terrified fishing community.

There are two groups of mantis shrimp – spears and smashers, which describe how they attack their prey.

the hippopotamus

A hippopotamus is seen with her newborn calf in an enclosure at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati, India's northeastern state of Assam, on October 4, 2022.

A hippopotamus is seen with her newborn calf in an enclosure at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati, India’s northeastern state of Assam, on October 4, 2022.Str/Xinhua via Getty Images

Hippopotamus has earned the place of the deadliest mammal in the world Kills approximately 500 people each year. Their powerful bite can easily be done To cut or crush a man in half.

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