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Bunter
160330.  Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:37 am Reply with quote

What is the most dangerous animal in Zimbabwe?

F: Elephants

A: Crocodiles

According to Sky News today:

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After crocodiles, elephants are the second most dangerous animal for humans in Zimbabwe.


http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1257717,00.html

 
eggshaped
160334.  Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:40 am Reply with quote

Watch this space, I'm trying to get a handle on the fact that Elephants may have overtaken Hippos as the most dangerous animal in Africa. The figures are pretty impossible to find, but there have been a lot of nellies going mental in recent years.

 
Gray
160410.  Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:05 am Reply with quote

It's nearly always maintained (especially by hunters and photographers) that the cape buffalo is the most dangerous mammal in Africa. They're very unpredictable, and quite often just come for you if they're even a little bit annoyed or surprised.

http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/buffalo

Although Wiki says this:
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It is reputedly the most dangerous game animal, with the possible exception of the hippopotamus. But scientists highly dismiss this notion, reasoning that the aggression of a buffalo is a retaliation towards hunters who try to hunt down a wounded animals.

which seems reasonable. If you hurt it, it'll hurt you...

 

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