These 10 Cutthroat Animals Will Do Just About Anything to Survive

Honey Badger:

Honey badgers are notorious for their fearless and aggressive behavior. They are known to attack animals.

Komodo Dragon:

Komodo dragons are the world's largest lizards. They are ambush predators and use their powerful jaws and toxic saliva to bring down prey.

European Mantis:

Female mantises are known for cannibalizing males during or after mating, providing them with a nutritious meal to support egg development.

Leopard Seal:

Leopard seals are formidable predators in the Antarctic, known for their cunning hunting strategies, including flipping penguins out of the water with their tails.

Praying Mantis:

Similar to the European mantis, female praying mantises often consume their mates after copulation.


Cuckoos are brood parasites, laying their eggs in the nests of other bird species. The host birds end up raising the cuckoo chicks.

African Cape Buffalo:

Known for their aggressive nature, cape buffaloes are considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa.

Trapdoor Spider:

Trapdoor spiders construct burrows with camouflaged entrances, waiting for prey to pass by.

Blue-Ringed Octopus:

Their venom contains tetrodotoxin, which can paralyze and kill predators or threats.

Adélie Penguin:

Adélie penguins are known for stealing stones from their neighbors' nests to build or repair their own nests.