19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
19. Leopards - No comprehensive global database of fatal leopard attacks exists, and many countries do not keep official records. However, leopard and human confrontations have been common in India. In fact, one year, leopards claimed the life of 15 people.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
18. Horses - Horses usually do not intend to cause injury or death to humans. However, because of accidents associated with riding horses such as equestrian and rodeos, deaths involving horses frequently occur claiming around 20 people each year in the United States alone.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
17. Cows - Cows may seem like docile creatures but they can be very dangerous when provoked. In the United States, 22 people are killed every year because of cows, mostly because of getting kicked.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
16. Ants - It may be hard to believe but ants are responsible for about 30 deaths annually.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
15. Bees - 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.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
14. African Lions - Though humans are not normally part of the lion’s diet (they prefer animals with more meat), lions have been known to actively hunt us. In fact, estimates say about 70 people annually die from lions.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
13. Jellyfish - Most people know that Jellyfish stings itch like crazy. However, not many people know that people die every year from jellyfish stings. In fact, according to The Medical Journal of Australia (Fenner, & Williams, 1996), the jellyfish is responsible for 15-30 times more deaths each year than all unprovoked shark attacks worldwide.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
12. Tigers - Tigers have killed more people than any other big cat. In fact, tens to hundreds of people are killed by wild tigers annually in tiger-range states (this is not including those who die from tigers in captivity).

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
11. Deer - Deer have antlers that can fatally kill humans. However, most deer-associated deaths are caused not by these antlers but by accidents on highways. Deer often cross highways and stop right in the middle of roads, causing collisions among vehicles. It is estimated that around 120 people die every year because of deer.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
10. Domestic Dogs - Every year about 186 people die in the United States because of dog attacks. When provoked, domestic dogs can be as lethal as any wild animal. It’s important to note that most aggressive acts caused by dogs result from human misconduct.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
9. Cape Buffalo - Cape buffaloes are heavy animals, often weighing 1.5 tons. They stand tall at 1.7 meters high and are approximately 2.8 meters long. These animals attack humans by means of their sharp horns especially when they feel that they are in danger. According to statistics, they are responsible for 200 death per year, over and above other huge animals.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
8. Elephants - Large and in charge, elephants can be extremely dangerous if provoked. The largest terrestrial animal alive can weight up to 15,000 lbs (7,000 Kg) and reach a height of about 13 ft (4 m). They are responsible for an estimated death toll of 500 people annually.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
7. Crocodiles - Crocodiles are huge and extremely dangerous. With their assorted earth tone colors they can blend into their environments and become deadly stealth machines while in the water. It is reported that about 1,000 to 2,500 people die by crocodiles each year.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
6. Hippopotamus - Considered to be Africa’s most dangerous animal, a hippopotamus is a docile-looking water mammal that can be very vicious when provoked. Around 2,900 people are killed every year because of hippopotamuses.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
5. Scorpions - 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.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
4. Snakes - If you fear snakes, your fear is not unmerited. Snakes kill an average of 50,000 people around the world every year. Most deaths are said to come from snakes that are threatened by mere human presence and activity.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
3. Tsetse Flies - The Tsetse fly is responsible for spreading the African sleeping sickness, which affects as many as 500,000 people, 80 percent of whom eventually die.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
2. Mosquitoes - Mosquitoes may be one of the smallest on this list, but they are among the deadliest. These insects are carriers of fatal diseases such as malaria and dengue, which kill around 660,000 to 1,000,000 people every year.

19 Animals Responsible for Killing Humans
1. Humans - Although this is probably the most predictable finale in history, there really is nobody better at killing us than we are.