These Are The 10 Deadliest Animals For Humans

According to data from BBC Science Focus, the 10 deadliest animals for humans are listed, with mosquitoes, other humans, and snakes topping the list.

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Although encountering wild animals in a forest may seem like the worst scenario for people, many other creatures pose a far greater threat to humans than powerful predators.

Pallavi Rao of Visual Capitalist ranks the top 10 deadliest animals based on the annual amount of fatalities.

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Spreaders of Diseases are Deadliest for Humans

Naturally, when it comes to the damage they cause to people, mosquitoes are the clear winners. More than 700,000 people are killed annually by a variety of severe illnesses, including malaria, yellow fever, and dengue.

It has been estimated that half of all human deaths throughout history have been caused by mosquitoes.

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In the meantime, people are practically their own worst adversaries. With around 400,000 killings annually, humans rank second among animals in terms of mortality to other people. Furthermore, not all fatal accidents caused by humans are taken into account.

Dogs may be our best companions, but they rank fourth on the list of the 10 deadliest animals because they carry the deadly rabies virus.

Assassin bugs, which disperse the parasite that causes Chagas disease—an illness that can go untreated for years and have life-threatening complications—compile the top five.

The remaining ten large mammals are hippos, elephants, and lions. It’s interesting to see that bears murder an average of one person per year and are by no means among the deadliest creatures on this list.

Recently, GreatGameIndia reported that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing a plan to cull up to half a million barred owls to save the endangered California spotted owl.

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