Question: Which Animal Causes The Most Human Deaths?

Comparative list

Source: CNETSource: BBC News
AnimalHumans killed per year
1Mosquitoes725,000
2Humans (murder only)50,000
3Snakes25,000

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What is the deadliest animal in the world?

Ungainly as it is, the hippopotamus is the world’s deadliest large land mammal, killing an estimated 500 people per year in Africa. Hippos are aggressive creatures, and they have very sharp teeth.

Who has killed the most humans throughout history?

Serial killers with the highest known victim count. The most prolific modern serial killer is Harold Shipman, with 218 proven murders and possibly as many as 250 (see “Medical professionals”, below).

What’s the most dangerous animal in Africa?

Surprisingly, many people claim that the hippopotamus is the most dangerous animal of Africa. Others suggest that the Nile crocodile or the African buffalo are the creatures truly deserving of this title.

What is the deadliest animal in the ocean?

1. Chironex (Box Jellyfish) The most dangerous sea creature on our list might not have rows of razor-sharp teeth (or any visible mouth at all), but it has caused more human deaths in Australia than snakes, sharks and saltwater crocodiles combined.