29. The Pride of the African Continent is Quite Ruthless
Dubbed the “kings of the jungle,” lions actually live on the plains of African countries. But even with this moniker, lions have been losing their prey and habitat with the encroachment of humans into their territory.
They’re also their own worst enemy. When a new male ventures into a pride, he will kill off any of the cubs that are alive after he ousts the alpha male. This makes the females fertile again so that he can mate and create new offspring of his own.
Bears are one of the dominant omnivores of the forest, capable of eating anything and everything they come across. With those big powerful teeth, they can defend themselves quite well against any other predator.
But those teeth are also perfect for eating their own young. Although a mother bear is fiercely protective, if she senses that her cubs are sick, she will eat them to put them out of their misery instead of trying to raise them to be healthy.
31. Cute and Cuddly Sea Otters Have Blood on Their Hands
Sea otters are some of the most treasured animals at the zoo. They look cute and cuddly like they don’t have a mean bone in their body. However, you would be dead wrong.
Although they’re not interested in killing their own kind, they have been seen drowning and killing juvenile seals. To make matters worse, researchers have witnessed sea otters keeping the dead bodies and mating with them. This is normal behavior when mating with the females, and researchers have argued that its sexual frustration from the declining of female sea otter population.Where Did We Find This Stuff? Here Are Our Sources:
“10 Killer Animals That Commit Infanticide.” Nicollette B, ListVerse. March 28, 2016.
“Baby Animals That Kill Each Other To Reign Supreme In The Crib.” Hannah Irvine, Ranker.
“Tastes Like Chicken: 8 Animal Cannibals.” Animal Planet.