The Deadliest Animals on Earth – Ranked

Do you know which animals are the deadliest to humans? You might be surprised! Some of them may lurk in your own backyard. Check-out this countdown of the most deadly creatures on the planet.

#22 Humans – We kill 475,000 per year

Well, humans are technically animals, aren’t they? And deadly and dangerous ones, at that! Sadly, we are not doing that well as a species in that we are killing off loads of our own, in addition to other animals in the process.

The only difference with us, though, is that we don’t kill each other for food but for other really dumb reasons. It is unthinkable that we can both hate and love ourselves at the same time. The moral of the story here? Watch your back because you never know who is out to get you! Man or beast!

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#23 Mosquitos – kill 1,000,000 per year

In number one spot is the tiny mosquito! Ironically it is the tiniest creature out of all the creatures listed but definitely the deadliest, killing a staggering 1 million people a year. How does it do this? By infecting people with Malaria, dengue fever, encephalitis and yellow fever.

Sadly, in the breeding season these dangerous creatures can be found in endless numbers and are most prevalent in the poorest parts of the world, namely Sub-Saharan Africa where access to quality medical care is limited.

Anti-Malarian drugs are available to people traveling to these countries but for people living here, there is not much hope but to try and keep away from these tiny disease-carrying insects as much as possible.

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#24 Alligators – kill 1 person per year

Just ask anyone living in the sunny state of Florida and they will confirm that alligators are highly feared as a predator to both humans and other animals.

However, did you know that you are far more likely (in fact, 13 times more likely) to lose your life to the humble vending machine than to an alligator? Yes, an alligator does appear to be way more scarier than a vending machine but the statistics speak for themselves! Just remember that the next time you having a one-sided screaming match with a vending machine when it has withheld a snack!

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