Natural Dangers

Which animal kills the most people every year?

Mosquitos sniffing out humans

Of all the creatures on Earth, one insect is responsible for the most human deaths.

The animal kingdom is full of deadly weapons. A lion’s teeth can rip apart flesh with ferocious intensity, rattlesnakes can inject toxins into the bloodstream and hippos can kill you with their powerful jaws.

These are just a few examples of deadly creatures. But which animal kills the most humans?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(opens in new tab) (CDC), the “world’s deadliest animal” is the mosquito, which by some estimates, kills 500,000(opens in new tab) to more than a million(opens in new tab) people per year.


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