Top 10 Animals Most People are Scared of

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10th Place: Grizzly Bears

The Klitschko brothers Wladimir and Vitali might be world boxing champions, but the grizzly bear is the unrivaled champion in the heavyweight class, and the biggest predator on four legs. When it stands up on its back legs, it’s 3m tall and can outrun any Olympic runner at up to 31 mph (50 km/h) despite its weight of 1499 lb (680 kg).

Bear Attacks Seldom Turn Out All Right

Injuries caused by bites and paws are often very dangerous or even deadly. Thankfully, these attacks are rare because bears usually run away from humans and only attack when provoked or if they have young.

How to Protect Yourself From Attacks

If you walk through national parks, you might be given little bells for your ankles or told to talk or sing loudly. This warns bears, who retreat before the humans reach them.

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