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Monday, November 8, 2010

What is the deadliest animal in the world?

It may be humans, but won't admit. Instead they made a list as shown below.

10. Cape buffalo: These animals from Africa have sharp tusks and known for making completely unprovoked attacks. Annual human death toll: 20-100.
9. Box jellyfish: Found in the South China Sea, Australia, Malaysia, Hawaii, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. These animals have one of the most poisonous venom among all animals. Annual human death toll: 100.
8. Hippopotamus: These lazy-looking herbivores are capable of chasing humans up to 336 kilometers (45 miles) per hour. Annual human death toll: 200-300.
7. Elephants: These tame-looking giants kill not by their teeth. They simply run over people using their heavy bodies. Annual human death toll: 500.
6. Crocodiles: Possess 20 or so fewer teeth than alligators, which only killed 17 people between 1948 and 2006. Annual human death toll: 600-800.
5. Large cats: Tigers, lions, leopards stalk their prey quietly then attack by disabling victims striking at their necks. Annual human death toll: 1,300-1,700.
4. Scorpions: The chances of survival after a sting is good. Less than five percent need medical attention. Less than one percent is fatal. Annual human death toll: 2,000.
3. Dogs: Man's best friend is most dangerous if not rabies-vaccinated. The virus-laden saliva is the source of infection once bitten. Annual human death toll: 50,000.
2. Venomous snakes: WHO says that nearly one out of every 20 venomous snake bites are deadly. Annual human death toll: 125,000.
Without reading below, can you guess what the deadliest animal is?

1. Mosquitoes: The smallest among all the deadliest animals, mosquitoes rarely live longer than one month. They have so much contact with humans--injecting parasites and viruses into the blood stream--that make them cause diseases. They are the sources of infectious agents that cause malaria, elephantiasis, West Nile virus infection, yellow fever, and dengue fever. Annual human death toll: more than 2 million.

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