Top 10 dangerous animals in the world

The mosquito is the single deadliest animal in the world and also one of the smallest. Mosquitoes are estimated to cause between 750,000 and one million human deaths per year.

Snakes account for over 100,000 fatalities a year based on conservative estimates. Some of the most venomous snake species all contribute to this high death toll.

Dogs/Wolves: Man’s best friend is also one of our deadliest threats. These are exceedingly rare in comparison to the number of deaths resulting from canine transmitted rabies infections.

Freshwater Snails: Much like the other less overtly threatening species that we have mentioned, it is not the snail that directly kills humans but the disease that they transmit.

Crocodile is one of the largest, most aggressive, and most dangerous animals in the world. Weighing in at over 2,000 pounds, crocodiles possess immense bite strength, can travel at speeds up to 25 mph

Kissing Bugs: Assassin bug is the collective name used to refer to over 150 species of insects that possess a specific type of curved proboscis.

Tsetse fly is the first of several insects to make our list of the 10 deadliest animals in the world. As is the case for the bugs to come, it is not the actual bite of the tsetse fly that kills humans

Hippopotamus ranks third in size amongst the largest land mammals behind the elephant and the rhinoceros, and they are responsible for about 500 fatal human encounters each year

Elephants: We normally think of elephants as smart, friendly creatures, and they have been a staple of circus performances for many years.

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Sharks are commonly portrayed in movies and television shows as deadly killers, the reality is much different. Worldwide, sharks account for only several hundred attacks on humans.