A bite-size answer to the question what’s the most dangerous animal in the world.
My little boys are always asking me questions such as “Dad, who would win a fight between a shark and a crocodile? What about between a lion and bear?” Today, it was “What’s the most dangerous animal in the world Dad?”
Well, amongst the most dangerous – in terms of causing human fatalities – are bears, sharks, jellyfish, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, big cats such as the lion, scorpions and venomous snakes. Indeed the latter alone are estimated to kill tens of thousands of people each year.
But all of these creatures pale in comparison to the most dangerous – the mosquito – which is believed to cause in excess of 2 million deaths every year (some estimates are as high as 3 million). These tiny insects spread deadly diseases including malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever. Elderly female mosquitoes are the worst culprits for carrying such diseases that infect literally hundreds of millions of people on a perennial basis throughout much of Asia, Africa, Mexico and Central and South America.
A few incidentals… apparently, mosquitoes tend to prefer biting children to adults and blondes to brunettes; they dislike citronella because it irritates their feet; and the dragonfly is one of the main predators of mosquitoes and can be quite effective in helping to control numbers.
So there you have it. The most dangerous animal in the world is the mosquito.
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