Top 10 Deadliest Animals Around The World

Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Deadliest Animals Around The World in 2016-2017. There are many animals in the world that are cute, sweet, and cuddly. There are also animals that are very dangerous and deadly. These are the animals that you want to avoid at all costs, as they have a reputation of attacking, causing serious illnesses, injuries, and even death.

List of Top 10 Deadliest Animals Around The World 2016-2017

#10 Mosquitoes

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It may seem strange that mosquitoes are on this list, however, they are responsible for killing 2 to 3 million people all over the world each year. There are over 3,000 types of mosquitoes all around the world and they all have the ability to transfer disease from person to person. While there are some species that are harmless, there are others that feed on vertebrates, including humans. They can spread diseases such as West Nile virus, the Zika virus, yellow fever, elephantiasis, malaria, and Dengue fever.

#9 Jellyfish


Jellyfish are also known as the “sea wasp”. It is one of the biggest killers in the ocean. Jellyfish are most commonly found on the Australian coastline, however, they do inhabit oceans all over the world. Some jellyfish will attack when feel threatened while they are drifting. There are some types of jellyfish, however, such as the box jellyfish, that don’t drift. They actively swim around to find their prey. If you happen to be swimming near one, this type of jellyfish will lash out and attack your arm or your leg. The sting of a jellyfish is extremely painful. There is only one way to get rid of the pain if you are out on the beach alone, and it is very disgusting.

#8 Elephant

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The elephant is the largest land mammal on Earth. They are wild in Asia and Africa. The elephants that you see in the circus and at petting zoos are trained. The elephants that live in the wild are not. Elephants can be very docile creatures, however, if they get frustrated or feel threatened, they can lash out. An elephant is so heavy, that it can crush just about anything beneath its huge feet and legs. Elephants are responsible for over 600 deaths each year.

#7 Snakes


There are snakes on every continent in the world. Some are harmless and people keep them as pets. Some of them, however, are extremely dangerous. There are over 450 species of venomous snakes, and 250 of them are capable of killing a person. The venomous snakes are most commonly found in North America, Africa, and Asia. The toxins in some snake bites can be very severe. The reason that snakes attack is because they feel provoked. It is their defense mechanism to lash out with their razor sharp teeth and inject their venom in their victims. Over 100,000 people are killed by snake bites each year.

#6 Scorpion


Scorpions are predatory arthropods and are in the Arachnida class. They are found all over the world, except for Antarctica. They have eight legs and they can be very dangerous. They can distribute doses of venom based on the size of their prey. The deadliest type of scorpions are found in Africa. They can also be found in cold regions, such as the Andes and the Himalayas. Scorpions are responsible for up to 5,000 deaths each year.

#5 Hippopotamus


The hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal after the elephant and the rhinoceros. They are mostly found in Africa, and they are responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other large animal. The reasons that the male and female attack are different. The male will attack if you invade its territory, which is along the banks of lakes or rivers. The female will attack to defend her young. Over 200 people are killed by hippopotamuses each year

#4 Crocodile


Crocodiles are prehistoric beasts and they are very dangerous. They are found in the Tropics, Africa, Asia, Australia, and in the southern United States. While all crocodiles are dangerous, the most deadly ones are the saltwater and Nile crocodiles. They eat many types of animals, both living and dead. Their eyes, nostrils, and ears are high up on their head, making it very easy to locate their prey. They can be as small as 5 feet long and as large as 20 feet long. They are responsible for killing 2,000 people each year.

#3 Lion


Lions are the kings of the jungle. They are excellent predators, they have excellent hunting skills, and they will eat any type of red meat that they can find. Most of the lion population is found in the plains of Africa, and there are some in zoos and in reserves. They can grow between 330 and 550 pounds. They mostly feed on zebras and gazelles, but if they can find a human, they will have no problem making them their lunch. They are responsible for 250 deaths each year.

#2 Shark


The shark is one of the most dangerous ocean predators. Each time something in the ocean moves, it sends off a very slight electrical field. Sharks are able to sense this electricity. When a person is treading water, a shark can sense it from very far away. They can even sense a human heartbeat from 328 feet away. The great white shark is the most dangerous, and it can grow up to 15 feet long. It has over 300 sharp, serrated teeth in its mouth and its jaw is 4 feet wide. While humans are not their preferred meal, they are often confused for seal and sea lions. There are over 300 shark attacks reported each year all over the world. Some result in severe injury and others in death. There have been several shark attack movies made, which makes them one of the most feared creatures on Earth.

#1 Cape Buffalo


The Cape buffalo is also known as “black death”. It is one of the most dangerous land animals in Africa. It is very aggressive and extremely unpredictable. This animal can weigh between 900 and 1,800 pounds. This animal attacks by ramming the predator with its sharp horns. It is responsible for killing over 500 people each year.

If you happen to see any of the animals on this list, you should run the other way. It is not uncommon to be attacked without seeing it coming, therefore, you should always be caution when you are in the habitats where these animals live.