Few words can describe the collective beauty of the animal kingdom. From the thunderous march of the buffaloes to the majestic perching of an eagle, animals have served as inspiration and delight for most of us. Their beauty is so striking that at times is easy to forget that indeed they are wild animals and we are as much in their world as they are in ours (meaning we could possibly be their next meal). Nevertheless these 25 animals responsible for killing the most humans aptly have shown us that indeed we are as much game as their next prey on the food menu. It’s a good thing we are at the top of the food chain.
www.bubblews.com Every year, sharks attack around 75 people. Of that number, around 10 often lead to death. The species that most commonly attack humans are the Great White Shark and the Bull Sharks.
minimalistwallpaper.com Though they are small, bees have the capacity to kill humans mainly due to allergic reactions. Around 53 people every year die from bee related incidents and this number is expected to rise due to aggressive African honey bees.
10. Domestic Dogs
retrieverman.net Dogs are responsible for over a hundred fatalities world wide. In the United States alone, about 30 people die annually from dog related incidents with other high-income countries such as Australia, Canada and France reporting comparable incidence and fatality rates. It’s important to note that most aggressive acts caused by dogs are due to human misconduct.
www.arkive.org Known as one of the oldest creatures to ever live on earth, scorpions evolved from sea-dwelling creatures to land menaces about 340 million years ago. Around 1,300 to 2,000 species of scorpions exist in the world but only 25 of them have poison that is dangerous enough to kill humans. Nevertheless, anywhere between 1,000 to 5,000 people are killed by scorpions annually.
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