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Worst Places for Animal Attacks

Tiger Mauls, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh: Bengal Tigers

Attacks are frequent throughout Asia and on the rise in Sundarbans of Bangladesh, the world’s most dangerous place for tiger attacks, with an average of 150 human deaths per year. Mauls happen—often to children—when the tiger’s territory is encroached on or a tiger is injured, hungry, and unable to catch its normal prey.

Survival Tip: Don’t run away. It will spark the tiger’s instinct to chase you. If pounced on, cover your neck with your hand; it’s the first place the tiger will attack.

Safe Spotting: Tiger attacks in Myanmar’s Tiger Reserve in the Hukawng Valley, the world’s largest of its kind, are relatively unknown. Book a two-week tiger safari at Myanmar Heritage Travel, which works closely with local guides and rangers from the Wild Conservation Society to plan overnight trips deep into the reserve’s jungle.


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