Skip to main content - The Animal Encyclopedia for Kids


Top 10 Animals Most People Are Scared Of

9th Place:


The big bad wolf – they don’t get an especially good rep in fairy tales. When they howl at the moon on a spooky night, you might get shivers right down your spine. And then there’s the werewolf, a human that turns into a wolf at the full moon. Thankfully, they’re not real!

Wolves hunt at up to 40 mph (65 km/h), corner large prey together and kill by biting the flanks, neck and throat. But they don’t hunt for humans.


Are Wolves Dangerous?

There isn’t one single official report of a healthy wolf attacking a human for food. But if a wolf is injured or can’t back off, it will defend itself.

Wolf - Photo: mlorenz/Shutterstock


Pupils are welcome to use this information at school for animal profiles, fact sheets, essays, work sheets, presentations, posters or homework. All information appearing on this site has been precisely and thoroughly researched, nevertheless should you notice any errors, please do notify us via email.

See all topics on