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Top 15 Deadliest Animals On Planet Earth

The world's most lethal and deadliest animal is not a shark or even a human. Showing from a from Bill Gates' website, we decided to list down the world's deadliest animals rank by rank. "Most of the deaths are caused by animals", it turns out and has not much to do with the animals themselves than the diseases they accidentally transfer. Remember that some numbers are much harder to get an exact read on than others, so these are for the most parts are rough estimations, sometimes very rough. And the list is illustrative of different types of deadly animals, but it is by no means thorough.

Listed below, are some of the animals guilty for the most human deaths. The scariest animals are not as dangerous as you might think but do not misjudge the little guys.

15. Sharks: 6 deaths in a year

Shark attacks are pretty uncommon. In the year 2014, there were only three deaths worldwide related to shark attacks, and in 2015, there were six, which is around the average.

14. Wolves: 10 deaths a year

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Wolf attacks are not rare in many regions of the world where wolves live.

An analysis of wolf attacks discovered that very few happened in the 50 years.  But in 2002 in North America and Europe, however, there were a few hundred informed over the time of twenty years in some parts of India, be more or less to near 10 per year.

13. Lions: 22+ deaths a year

                                                                  Kenya.AP/Vadim Ghirda

Estimates for lion related deaths also differ year-to-year. A 2005 study found that since 1990, lions have killed 563 people in a different region of Tanzania only, an average of almost 22 a year.
Further deaths likely happen outside of Tanzania, but it is hard to find a strong global number.

12. Elephants: 500 deaths a year

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Elephants are likewise responsible for many deaths every year; in 2005 National Geographic article said that 500 people in every year are killed in elephant attacks.

More than the numbers mentioned above elephants have been killed by people.

11. Hippopotamuses: 500 deaths a year

                                                             REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic

For years, hippos were marked as the most deadly animal in Africa. Hippos are recognized for being violent toward humans, as well as tipping over boats.

9. Tapeworms: 700 deaths a year

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Coming to parasites, the tapeworm is accountable for an infection known as cysticerosis that kills an estimated 700 people every year.

10. Crocodiles: 1,000 deaths a year

                                                                  Rob Griffith/AP

Crocodiles are nowadays marked as the large animal responsible for the maximum human deaths in Africa, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, although concrete numbers are difficult to collect.

8. Ascaris roundworms: 4,500 deaths a year


The Ascaris roundworm causes an infection known as aschariasis that kills an estimated 4,500 people every year, according to a study in 2013. The WHO describes that the infection happens in people's small intestine, and it is a disease that kills more children than young adults.

5. Tsetse flies: 10,000 deaths a year

                                           International Atomic Energy Agency/Wikimedia

The tsetse fly transfers a disease known sleeping sickness, a parasitic infection that at first can cause headaches, fever, joint ache, and prickly heat, but later can lead to some severe neurological problems. The number of deaths has been falling. With about 10,000 new cases now informed each year, the estimated number of yearly deaths is possible on the drop as well.

6. Assassin bugs: 12,000 deaths a year

The assassin bug, also known as kissing bug, is responsible for transmitting Chagas disease, which kills about 12,000 people a year by estimate.

Chagas disease is a biting infection delivered by the bug, which got its name by biting people on the face.

7. Freshwater snails: 20,000+ deaths a year

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The freshwater snail brings parasitic worms that infect people with a disease known as schistosomiasis that can lead to deep abdominal pain and blood in the stool or urine, depending on the region that is affected. Millions of peopleinfected by the infection and the WHO estimates that anywhere between 20,000 and 200,000 deaths can be credited to schistosomiasis.

4. Dogs: 35,000 deaths a year


Dogs, especially dogs infected by the rabies virus, are one of the lethal animals out there, however the virus can be stopped using vaccines. Nearly 35,000 deaths can be credited to rabies, and of those cases, 99 % are caused by dogs, according to WHO.

3. Snakes: 100,000 deaths a year

                                                                Nasser Nuri/Reuters

Snake bites kill approximately more than 100,000 people a year as of 2015. Worse still, there is a disturbing shortage of vital anti-venom.

2. Humans: 437,000 deaths a year

                                                           Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

According to a report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, there were almost 437,000 homicides in 2012, making humans the second best deadly animal (and the lethal mammal) to humans.

We are not reasonably our own worst enemy, but we are pretty near.

1. Mosquitoes: 750,000 deaths a year

                                                                     Thomson Reuters

Mosquitoes, the pesky bugs that drink blood and transfer viruses from person to person, are responsible for the maximum animal-related deaths. Malaria by itself is accountable for more than half of mosquito-related deaths, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, though it is decreasing: The occurrence of malaria fell by 37 % in the middle of 2000 and 2015, according to the World Health Organization (Who).

Dengue fever, one more mosquito-borne disease, has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children in particular Asian and Latin-American countries.



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