Human deaths/year: 2 million
These innocent creatures turn out to be extremely dangerous. Bites from these insects transmit the plasmodium blood parasites that cause malaria.
Human deaths/year: <50,000
Though not the world’s most venomous snakes, this cobra is responsible for the majority of snakebite deaths. And these deaths can be as much as 50,000 per year.
Human deaths/year: <3,000
Accurate figures are hard to obtain, but hippos are certainly responsible for many deaths every year in Africa.
Human deaths/year: >300
Attacks by this large reptile on people on the water or on riverbanks are relatively frequent in Africa. These attacks can be are generally 300 annually.
Human deaths/year: <300
Elephants probably kill a few hundred people annually – though more than 20,000 elephants are killed by poachers each year.
Human deaths/year: <100
Lion, the king of the forest, attacks on humans often occur during harvests, but rare outbreaks of mass ‘mandating’ also occur.
4Great white shark
Human deaths/year: <30
Unprovoked shark attacks on humans are extremely rare – and fatalities even rarer. Great white, tiger and bull sharks are responsible for most.
Human deaths/year: <2
Like other bear species, sloth bears don’t predate humans, but chance encounters can result in deaths. And these deaths can be almost 2 per year.
Human deaths: At least 60 since 1883
Each of the sea wasp’s tentacles is armed with about 5000 stinging cells.
1Poison dart frog
Human deaths/year: Unknown
Considered one of the most dangerous animals out there, living in the rainforest of Colombia, this frog’s is coated with enough batrachotoxins to kill at ten men. However, the number of deaths by this animals is still unknown.