Worst Places for Animal Attacks
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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.