Below is a ranking of the animals considered “brutal killers” on Earth. Of course, these data are only relative and cannot list all the animals that brought about human death.
15. Sharks kill 6 people each year
Although it looks terrifying, shark attacks on humans are really rare. In 2014, in the world there were only 3 deaths related to shark attack, in 2015 there were 6 deaths, this is an average.
14. Wolves kill 10 people each year
Wolves that attack humans are also rare. In Europe and North America, such incidents have occurred very rarely in the 50 years since before 2002. In some areas of India, hundreds of cases have been reported due to wolf attacks in 20 last year. According to statistics, the cases of wolf attacks on humans lead to death or missing an average of nearly 10 cases per year.
13. Lions cause 22 deaths a year
Estimated lions related deaths are subject to change every year. A 2015 study found that since 1990, in Tanzania alone, lions have killed 563 people, an average of about 22 deaths per year, but the actual number of deaths is due to lions globally until It is still very difficult to make accurate statistics.
12. Elephants kill 500 people each year
Elephants cause a large number of deaths each year. A 2005 National Geographic article states that 500 people are killed in elephant attacks each year. Of course, the number of elephants dying at the hands of humans is much more than that.
11. Hippos kill 500 people each year
Hippos have always been considered the deadliest animal in Africa. As we all know, hippos are very aggressive towards humans, they can attack people even while walking on a boat or walking near the river bank.
10. Tapeworms cause 700 deaths each year
Tapeworms cause an infection called tapeworm, killing about 700 people each year.
9. Crocodile kills 1,000 people a year
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, crocodiles are currently considered to be the largest animal in Africa, but in reality, it is difficult to collect specific data on the number of deaths due to the species. this around the world.
8. Roundworm causes 4,500 deaths each year
According to a 2013 study, infection caused by roundworm kills about 4,500 people each year, most of them children.
Tsetse fly or Tsetse fly is an African tropical fly of the Glossinidae Family in the family Hippoboscoidea, in which there is only one genus consisting of the tsetse fly species of Africa that carries and transmits diseases, especially sleep sleep. when stinging people and animals.
7. Tsetse flies, killing 10,000 people a year
Tsetse flies can transmit a sleeping sickness – a parasitic infection that initially causes headache, fever, joint pain and itching, which then causes some serious neurological problems. It currently causes about 10,000 deaths a year, but it is slowly decreasing.
Reduviidae, also known as killer bugs or killer bugs, is a family of insects consisting of bugs, they are parasitic bugs, which suck blood. They bite very painfully and when saliva is injected into small insects, the tissue will melt, then they will suck the liquid into the abdomen.
6. Assassin beetle Reduviidae causes 12,000 deaths each year
The killer beetle, also known as the blood-sucking stink bug, is the main culprit in spreading Chagas disease, killing an average of 12,000 people a year.
5. Freshwater snails kill 20,000 people a year
A parasitic freshwater snail can infect schistosomiasis, a disease that can cause severe abdominal pain and lead to bleeding in the stool or urine, depending on where the infection is located. The World Health Organization estimates that millions of people are infected with the disease, and 20,000 to 200,000 deaths may be caused by schistosomiasis.
4. Dogs kill 35,000 people each year
Dogs, especially those infected with the rabies virus, are one of the deadliest animals on Earth, although vaccines can be used to prevent viruses, according to the WHO, rabies can cause approximately 35,000 deaths a year, 99% of which are caused by dogs.
3. Snakes kill 100,000 people each year
As of 2015, snakebites cause more than 100,000 deaths each year.
2. Humans, causing 437,000 deaths a year
According to data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, there were about 437,000 homicides in 2012, making humans the second most deadly animal (and also the animal). have the most dangerous breasts).
Mosquitoes cause 750,000 deaths a year
Mosquitoes are insects that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to person. In Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, malaria causes more than half of all mosquito deaths. In some Asian and Latin American countries, malaria has become a major cause of hospitalization and death for children. Some scientists estimate that out of 110 billion people that survive on Earth, nearly half (52 billion) of the deaths may be related to mosquitoes. According to the World Health Organization, the malaria prevalence rate fell 37% between 2000 and 2015.