9 of the most dangerous animals on Earth


While it might surprise some, the lion, often dubbed the king of the jungle, claims around 200 human lives annually. Despite their absence from actual jungles.


Though herbivorous, the hippopotamus is incredibly dangerous, responsible for 500 human deaths each year. With long, sharp canines that can reach up to half.


Weighing up to eight tonnes, the African elephant is one of the most dangerous animals due to its immense size and power. Elephants typically kill humans by trampling.


Crocodiles are responsible for about 1,000 human deaths annually. The Nile crocodile, with a bite force of up to 5,000 psi, is particularly lethal. These aggressive reptiles often ambush.


Among the 2,600 species of scorpions, about 25 possess venom potent enough to kill humans. The deathstalker scorpion, found in North Africa and the Middle East.

Assassin Bugs

Assassin bugs are notorious for spreading Chagas disease, which is transmitted through their bite or contaminated food and drink. This disease attacks the heart.

Dogs (Rabies)

Dogs, often considered man's best friend, can become deadly due to rabies, causing around 59,000 deaths per year. Rabies is primarily transmitted through dog.


Snakes cause a significant number of human deaths annually, with venomous bites being the primary cause. Species like the black mamba can kill.


Mosquitoes are the most dangerous animal in the world, killing 725,000 humans per year through spreading diseases such as malaria.