Beware! These innocent-looking creatures are actually cold-blooded killers, and among the deadliest on the planet. Found mainly in Africa, they attack intruders by charging, trampling, and even tipping over boats.
Sharks cause around 7 deaths annually and injuries are more common. In 2014, only 3 shark attacks occurred globally, but the number reached 5 in 2017.
Crocodiles are responsible for about 1000 deaths per year, with attacks especially prevalent in Africa and resulting in most deaths.
Snakes cause over 100,000 deaths annually with the Indian saw-scaled viper responsible for the most deaths. The Inland Taipan is the most toxic snake but rarely seen as it is shy and reclusive.
Lions are responsible for killing around 22 people annually, with most of the deaths occurring in Tanzania during times of prey scarcity.
Chagas disease affects 6-7 million people globally, causing 10,000 deaths per year. Symptoms can be serious, ranging from strokes to heart attacks.
Despite its small size, the mosquito is the world's most dangerous animal, carrying deadly diseases such as malaria, dengue, and Zika, resulting in over 700,000 deaths per year.
Despite being smaller and less aggressive than African elephants, Asian elephants are responsible for more attacks due to their proximity to humans. In India, 494 people were killed by elephants in 2018.
#9 AUSTRALIAN BOX JELLYFISH
Meet the world's deadliest marine animal, the Australian box jellyfish. Its tentacles with venomous darts can cause instant paralysis, heart attack, or death.
The deathstalker scorpion has the world's most venomous sting, despite its small size. It can move its stinger at a speed of 127.9 cm/s. Scorpion stings lead to thousands of people seeking medical attention annually
#10 DEATH STALKER SCORPION
Tigers are mostly found in Asia, with India being home to 70% of them.Tiger attacks on humans are rare with 40-50 fatalities yearly.
Humans are one of the deadliest animals, with an estimated 19,141 homicides per year, 14,414 of which involve firearms, resulting in 5.8 homicides per 100,000 people.