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10 animals that can and will kill you given a chance

10. Jellyfish

ellyfish kill more people than sharks, sea snakes, and stingrays combined. Approximately 100 people are killed each year by lethal box jellyfish stings, but the exact number is unknown and may be even hig


9. Tigers

The most comprehensive study of deaths due to tiger attacks estimates that at least 373,000 people died due to tiger attacks between 1800 and 2009 averaging about 1800 kills per year, the majority of these attacks occurring in India and Southeast Asia


8. Elephants

People are also often injured and killed. In India, over 100 people are killed by elephants each year, and over 200 people have been killed in Kenya over the last 7 years.


7. Crocodiles

Worldwide, crocodiles are estimated to kill about 1,000 humans per year, many more than sharks. Alligators, which only occur in the wild in the US and China, are less aggressive than crocodiles but can still be dangerous.


6. Scorpions

The estimated annual number of scorpion stings is 1.2 million leading to3250 deaths (0.27%). For every person killed by a venomous snake, 10 are killed by a venomous scorpion. In Mexico, 1000 deaths from scorpion stings occur per year.

5. Hippopotamus

Although hippos are herbivores, these highly territorial animals are estimated to kill an incredible 3,000 people each year.


4. Snakes


Though the exact number of snake bites is unknown, an estimated 5.4 million people are bitten each year with up to 2.7 million envenomings. Around 81 000 to 138 000 people die each yearbecause of snake bites, and around three times as many amputations and other permanent disabilities are caused by snakebites annually


3. The Tsetse Fly


When left untreated, the mortality rate of African sleeping sickness is close to 100%. It is estimated that 50,000 to 500,000 people diefrom this disease every year.


2. Mosquitoes

According to the World Health Organization, mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year. The majority of these deaths are due to malaria.


1. Humans

Approximately 475,000 people die every year at the hand of fellow man

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