15 Cute Animals That Can Kill You

They may be adorable, they may be cuddly, but these cute animals are deadly. Here’s our top 15 cute animals that can kill you:

1. Pufferfish

What’s cute: When it puffs and expands!
What’s deadly: Poison. It’s the second most poisonous vertebrae on the planet.

ID: 606188

2. Slow Loris

What’s cute: It looks like a baby Ewok!
What’s deadly: Another Poison-type Poke— I mean, animal. The slow loris releases poison from the sides of its elbows and it can be mixed with their saliva to be put onto their fur.

ID: 606189

3. Moose

What’s cute: It’s face. Seriously!
What’s deadly: Their charge and aggression.

ID: 606190

4. Big Cats

What’s cute: Everything.
What’s deadly: Claws. Teeth. Stealth. All of the above!

ID: 606192

5. Cassowary

What’s cute: Their colors and curious look.
What’s deadly: Claws and high-speed that can disembowel you. Yikes!

ID: 606194

6. Blue-Ringed Octopus

What’s cute: It’s small size and blue rings.
What’s deadly: Like most things that come in small packages, this octopus is highly, HIGHLY venomous. There’s no antivenom to its poison, and it can kill an adult human within minutes.

ID: 606197

7. Bears

What’s cute: It’s cuddly fur and charming face all in one lovable package.
What’s deadly: Penchant to kill meddling humans with claws, teeth and mass.

ID: 606440

8. Poison Dart Frog

What’s cute: It’s colors and size.
What’s deadly: Exactly as its name implies, this frog is poisonous, and indigenous American Indians even tipped their blowgun darts with its toxic secretions!

ID: 606485

9. Giant Anteater

What’s cute: How harmless it looks, and the way it eats ants and termites.
What’s deadly: Really, REALLY sharp claws. It can maul and disembowel a human with one strike.

ID: 606489

10. Wolverine

What’s cute: Not to be mistaken with the Marvel superhero, wolverines are like miniature bears! Cute AND dangerous.
What’s deadly: Its powerful jaws, thick hide and adamantium claws—okay, not adamantium, but its definitely sharp! Don’t let its small size fool you, they can take down moose!

ID: 606641

11. Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish

What’s cute: It’s charming colors!
What’s deadly: Lethal poison—comparable to the blue-ringed octopus!

ID: 606658

12. Leopard Seal

What’s cute: Spots!
What’s deadly: Biting people in the legs and dragging them into sea.

ID: 606671

13. Gila Monster

What’s cute: Look how sluggish it is! Look how well it blends with its environment! Just don’t step on one.
What’s deadly: Its bite! It can deliver a fatal dose of venom.

ID: 607041

14. Elephant

What’s cute: A lovable giant in almost every sense of the word. Also: trunk shenanigans!
What’s deadly: The giants’ unexpected bouts of rage and vindictiveness. For such gentle animals they sure know how to use their bulk and strength when mistreated or in the middle of a rampage.

ID: 607049

15. Monkeys and Apes

What’s cute: Their looks and behavior.
What’s deadly: Disease or brute strength. If a virus like Hepatitis C won’t get you, its hands will.

ID: 607096

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