Africa is well known for its wonderful wildlife and powerful predators, and people flock from far and wide to enjoy all that the continent has to offer. However, there’s a darker side to the safaris and river cruises. Africa is teaming with terrifying creatures that can kill, and of course, being the Archivists that we are, we need to talk about them! Before we begin our countdown of the top ten most dangerous animals in Africa, it’s worth noting that the number of fatalities attributed to each creature varies between sources, and, once again, we’ve omitted humans from our list of killers.
We should probably be thanking our lucky stars. You see, most of the animals we have to live around are docile, adorable and snuggly creatures, but that wasn’t always the case. Before the appearance of man, the world was once a breeding ground for terror and monsters.
Once used by Native Americans to poison the tip of their blow darts, the Poison Dart family is known for the many species of toxic frogs. From the depths of the wilderness, nestled in the richest of rainforests and tropic environments, these adorable little croakers lurk, hidden away as the world’s ten most dangerous frogs.
Long before man took Earth as his own, it was ruled by prehistoric beasts. While we tend to gravitate towards dinosaurs when discussing the natural prehistory of our world, we shouldn’t overlook a creature just because it’s… well…odd looking. In this Archive, we’re jumping in a wormhole, back to the age of giants to find the ten creepiest prehistoric creatures.
As they say, age is just a number, but in some instances, it’s an impressive figure that deserves some recognition. In the animal kingdom, beasts that survived upwards of a century without falling prey to predators have earned the praise of this installment, which tells the tales of the top ten oldest living animals throughout history.
In the insect kingdom, there are what some people call the “Nopes” and then there are critters that put the “Nopes” to shame. For this creepy crawly Archive, we’re looking at what we’d like to call the “Absolute Nopes,” creatures of the insect kingdom that are known for one thing – having the ten most painful bites or stings.
It’s a vast, strange world out there, and no matter how much you think you know about it, there’s always something out there new to discover. The more we explore the unfounded corners of the world, the more we find. After much exploration, we’re here with the top 10 creatures you likely didn’t know existed.
Sometimes we feel like we’ve seen it all, that our eyes can fall on nothing stranger than what we’ve seen during our time on this planet. Then we happen upon a suggestion for this installment, the top 10 most shocking animal mutations and, through our research, find oddities of nature that prove that we’ve only scratched the service of what's out there.
We live in a vast world, one that seems to get bigger and bigger the more we traverse it. Each year, researchers and curious minds exploring the globe happen across species of animals that we didn’t know existed the year prior. These incredible creatures were among those newly found throughout 2016.
They’re the world’s most indifferent pet and yet we love them anyway – but did you know that common breeds like Siamese, Persian, Burmese, Himalayan, and Domestic Short and Longhair are just a handful of the over 70 cat breeds that the International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance recognizes? In this all-too-adorable Archive, we’ll be looking at the ten rarest cat breeds in the world!
When Mother Nature gets a taste of human blood, it can be hard to satiate her more murderous whims. Racking up a total kill count of over 1,600 people, these 10 beasts of the wild may not have had the mindset and intent of a serial killer, but they certainly had the blood lust to earn them the title of the top 10 animals that mass murdered their Homo sapien neighbors.
Anybody that's browsed the internet long enough can attest that cats can be some purr-ty strange creatures. In an effort to get to know our feline friends a litter better, we sunk our claws into some of their pawsitively odd behaviors and threw our findings into this cat-astrophic installment!
We're adamant about scouring the deepest parts of space looking for signs of alien life when, really, all we have to do is look at our own ecosystem. Scattered throughout the world are these incredible creepy crawly wonders that look so far out there that they could pass for aliens. Whether oversized or visually complex, these are 10 insects you won't believe exist here on our familiar home planet.
If you could create your own animal hybrid, what two animals would you breed together? That may sound like one of those silly, far-fetched questions, but as we learned in our prior Most Amazing Animal Hybrids installment, animal hybridization is a lot more common than we think. So much so, in fact, that we are able to bring you another incredible list of 10 more animal hybrids!
We live in a vast world and all that we see may not be all that there is. Take, for instance, these top 10 animals and critters, who once vanished from existence only to be located in some far corner of the world. For hundreds to millions of years, these creatures were believed to be extinct, defying the odds to make a miraculous return as incredible tales of Lazarus species.