All living things share their need for food; To be able to live, some animals feed on plants, and others are predators, meaning they kill another animal called prey. To feed on its flesh, and the prey may be a herbivore, meaning that it eats plants, and it may be a continental animal, meaning that it feeds on plants and animals at the same time, and predators adapt to the nature of their feeding; They often have a high ability to smell, hear, and see, and some have sharp jaws and teeth, and strong claws, and some can secrete a deadly poison, such as some types of snakes.
The most powerful predators
Here are some of the predators that are ranked as the strongest predators.
- Great white shark: The great white shark ranks first in the list of the most powerful predators. It is a strong animal, it has a streamlined body, and at the same time it is a skilled swimmer who can jump quickly from the water; To surprise his prey while he was oblivious, and for the great white shark, they were strong to help him to cling to his prey and eliminate it, and he also has several successive rows of sharp teeth that are distinguished by their ability to grow again once they fall, and scientists estimate the number of teeth that have sprouted to him during his life by more than 50 thousand Where the white shark attacks its prey with one quick and swift bite with its strong jaws, and then waits until the prey is weakened, affected by the wound it has suffered; After that, he completed his meal, without fear of any resistance or counter-attack by his prey.
- Lion: Lions occupy the second place in the list of the most powerful predators, and their prey is often large and strong at the same time, including buffalo and nucleus. Lions are social animals that live within a herd, and they practice collective hunting, so that everyone in the team performs his role to the fullest. Therefore, lions begin to teach the cubs different hunting skills early on through playing, and despite the effectiveness of the method used by lions to hunt, they succeed in their mission once out of every five attempts, and this loss is compensated for by the large size of prey.
- The grizzly bear, or brown bear: This huge predator weighs more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms), reaches seven feet in length, and has strong limbs and claws so sharp that it can kill a man with one blow, in addition to its powerful jaws, and its great speed in Jogging, which may reach 40 miles per hour, in addition to his skill in swimming, and specialists often advise whoever wanders in the wilderness with one advice that may be a reason for his survival if he encounters a grizzly bear on his way, which is to resist the desire to run away, and to stand steadfastly .
- Killer whale: The killer whale as its name suggests is a well-deserved predator. It combines physical ability and great skill in hunting. What makes him one of the most diverse predators that live in the water in his diet, and killer whales are distinguished by their reliance on collective hunting, and their use of ingenious hunting strategies, as they surround the pieces of ice on which penguins or seals stand, and knock the piece of ice; Until its prey falls into the water, and then hastens to devour it, as it can surpass the animal that occupies the first place in our list, namely the great white shark; And that’s when you attack him in large numbers.
- Crocodile: The crocodile has strong jaws, long sharp teeth, and one of the things that make the crocodile a frightening predator is its ability to stalk its prey, and wait patiently under the water, camouflaging itself, and hiding from the eyes of the animals that approach the edge of the water to drink, seizing the opportunity; To attack its prey, clench it with its sharp teeth, pull it under the water, and start waving it with force and violence; So that he tears it into pieces and can devour it, the crocodiles are so strong that the Nile crocodile, for example, can pull out strong and huge prey the size of a zebra, or a buffalo.
- Komodo dragon: The Komodo dragon weighs 300 pounds (136 kilograms), and its length reaches 10 feet. It is thus the largest reptile, as the Komodo dragon has a strength that enables it to hunt prey twice its size, and its appetite for food is great; He eats in one meal what reaches half his weight, and is added to his running speed, his skill in swimming, his ability to ambush prey, and his poisonous bite that reduces the probability of the prey surviving.
- Gray wolf: The secret of the success of gray wolves in hunting prey lies in their ability to hunt collectively, as the hunt process begins with a small number of wolves that work to separate a specific individual from the rest of the herd. To be an easy prey, and after that the remaining members of the wolf pack will join the chase under the leadership of the dominant male, and the chase continues until the prey stumbles and falls to the ground; Thus, the wolves can trap and kill them.
- Piranha fish: Piranha fish live in fresh waters, in areas of South America, and they are famous for their ferocity, strong jaws, and sharp teeth. Piranha fish usually lie in their prey at dawn or dusk, and when a small prey passes, piranha attacks it violently, and it is able to Devouring large prey, such as: horses, water pigs, and people.
- Black Mamba: a huge venomous snake that lives in the southeastern part of the continent of Africa, and it is not black in color as its name suggests, as for what is related to its name; It is due to the color of its mouth from the inside, and although this snake is usually shy, it attacks very aggressively when confronted, and it bites its victim more than once, as it excretes in each bite a deadly poison, which is a mixture of toxins that affect the nervous system, And also the heart.
- Tarantula spider: It is a huge spider, with a body length of five inches, and its legs extend up to 12 inches. To convert its tissues into liquid foodstuff, which it can absorb easily.