What is the most dangerous mythical animal

Ranking: These are the 15 most dangerous animals in the world for humans

By Maximilian Vogel
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The fact that size doesn't always matter can also be seen when looking at the most dangerous animal species in the world: You bet you can't guess which animal will end up in first place? The ranking is based on which animal species is responsible for the death of most people in the year. Creepy!

No. 15: No, the shark is not the most dangerous animal, even if this predator immediately springs to mind.

A statistic that will probably be difficult to believe for many who have watched the movie Jaws. And yet it is true. Despite the danger posed by this marine predator, the largest shark of all time is even dying out.

With "only" six fatalities per year, the shark is last on this list.

Despite the many stories that are around, the shark "only" takes six lives a year ... On average. They are sometimes and often more dangerous to their fellow species!

No. 14: The wolf attacks very rarely and it appears that the attacks mainly happen in India.

He's an almost mythical creature that appears in many stories, and yet the wolf doesn't even make it into the top 10.

Every year the wolf kills about ten people.

Wolves are responsible for around ten deaths each year. While many attacks have occurred in Belarus and Ukraine in recent years, the most deadly attacks have occurred in India.

No. 13: The king of the jungle roars louder as he kills people.

The deaths caused by lions are mainly recorded in Tanzania. However, it needs worldwide data for a more accurate result.

No. 12: The elephant causes 500 deaths a year.

From here on, the number of human deaths increases enormously. The pachyderm records 500 human deaths each year.

Even if it is not as harmless as it might seem, the elephant is much more likely to fall victim to humans.

The pachyderm causes 500 deaths a year. These usually happen in devastating situations. But humans are not innocent and far more dangerous for the elephant: Between 20,000 and 30,000 elephants are killed by poachers every year.

# 11: Despite their clumsy appearance, hippos can get very aggressive, especially mothers with young animals.

The hippopotamus should not be underestimated. Better forget the impressions from Disney's "Fantasia"!

The hippo is actually not a peaceful and fun animal.

We advise you not to cross your path with the terrifying hippopotamus!

No. 9: The crocodile causes most of the human deaths in Africa.

There is no need to say twice that this animal is dangerous. Just its appearance makes you look for the distance.

Crocodiles cause around 1,000 deaths each year.

It is a feared opponent, and rightly so, and many other animals are also at risk. Better to run away if you meet him unexpectedly.

Did you also know that there are even orange crocodiles? These are very special and so far have only been found in one place ...

No. 8: The roundworm takes 4,500 lives every year.

The danger posed by this worm is that it causes an infection of the small intestine. Every year 4,500 people succumb to this pollution.

No. 7: The tsetse fly kills 10,000 people every year.

Even if it still claims many victims, fortunately the deaths it caused are on the decline.

The tsetse fly feeds on blood and that both on humans and animals. In doing so, it becomes a carrier of deadly diseases.

The well-known insect is responsible for sleeping sickness and kills 10,000 people every year.

No. 6: The Triatominae belong to the family of predatory bugs.

This mini-beetle transmits Chagas disease and causes 12,000 deaths each year.

No. 5: Incredible but true: a snail that kills!

The freshwater snail causes a particularly high number of deaths, even if its body has no arms.

It is responsible for more than 20,000 deaths each year.

Once again, a parasite is to blame. The freshwater snail transmits a parasite that has fatal consequences for humans.

No. 4: In addition to being man's best friend, the dog is also quite dangerous.

Dogs cause 35,000 human deaths each year. Even if that sounds surprising, in certain situations people have to be particularly careful.

No. 3: The snake is and remains a very dangerous animal for humans and animals.

Often the antidote to cure his victims of their deadly poison is lacking. Therefore, in most cases, their bite will kill. But their choking power can also cost their victims their lives.

Here we have no doubt that this animal is dangerous. Just his look and his tongue are already scary!

Nobody will be really surprised here that this reptile claims many lives. There are around 100,000 people a year.

No. 2: Humans are the deadliest mammal in the world.

That's right, really nothing to be proud of ... On average, humans are responsible for the deaths of 437,000 other people each year.

No. 1: The most dangerous animal in the world is the mosquito!

This little animal occupies this "place of honor": annoying and deadly, it costs 750,000 people their lives every year.

As a vector of malaria, it kills hundreds of thousands of people every year.

This unbearable insect with its annoying noise is one of the worst plagues on our planet. His weapon of mass destruction? The mosquito transmits common fever.

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