Most of us will be surprised to know that we get encountered by some of the most fatal creatures on earth on a daily basis. At other times we run into them or they run into us. These creatures have taken 1000s of lives on earth. We need to be aware of them and must take steps to avoid animals encounter with them.
Although possessing looks that can scare the hell out of you, yet the shark doesn’t kill as much as the other species on the list do. Based on Global Shark Attack Files an estimated 50 human deaths and noted per year. The most deadly sharks include Bull, Tiger and The Great White.
Not many jelly fish are toxic. Those that cause most deaths include the Box Jellyfish especially the Sea Wasp Jelly fish found in Australia. The box jellyfish’s sting can easily kill a human being as its venom leads to paralysis which causes an eventual drowning. Jellyfish causes an estimated 50 deaths per year (WHO).
Mostly found in Africa, hippos are the most aggressive and fearful animals. They cause an estimated 100 deaths per year. Most deaths occur as a result of victim attempting to get near to its young babies, thereby causing extreme threat to the mother.
The king of the jungle doesn’t usually head out to hunt humans with an exceptional few called the man-eaters who seem to seek out the human prey. Lions sometimes attack people at night. Lions cause around 100-200 deaths annually.
Causing an estimated 200 human deaths per year (WHO), bees make their name in one of the deadliest creatures on earth. Most deaths are caused by Killer Bees/Africanized honey Bees who posess great sense of defensiveness. They perceive threat and attack relentlessly in large numbers.
The giant land mammals capable of crushing anyone in their way cause an estimated 500 deaths per year. In India, on a regular basis these creatures attack the villages at night, thereby destroying homes and killing people.
It is difficult to keep an accurate account of the annual deaths caused by crocodiles but according to the national geographic statistics (not official) crocodile cause around 1,000 human deaths per year. Crocodiles are the cold blooded predators always lying in ambush for its prey. Only 6 out of 23 crocodilian species are considered capable of attacking human beings, the two most common being Nile and Salt water crocodile.
It’s a wide and common belief that scorpions are considered most deadly creatures. But surprisingly only about 25 out of the 1,5000 of its species are known to have the venom capable of killing human beings. According to WHO scorpions cause 5,000 human deaths per year.
Snakes do not usually prey on human lest startled or wounded. Nonvenomous snakes are usually harmless. Their bite can result in tissue damage or amputation of limb. While out of 725 venomous species of snakes, only 250 can kill humans with a single bite. According to WHO, snakes cause 10,000 human deaths per year.
According to WHO’s findings, mosquitos cause approximate 2million death per year. These little creatures do not attack humans directly like any other wild creature but they carry deadly diseases like malaria and dengue fever. Anopheles mosquitos carry malaria parasite plasmodium which is the most dangerous parasite specie.