In terms of the annual number of human victims, mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, biting around a million people annually. However, people do not die directly from contact with mosquitoes, but from diseases that these insects transmit.
When it comes to the most murderous animals, snakes can certainly be counted among them – every year about 50,000 people die as a result of bites or suffocation by snakes of various species. Most people die as a result of contact with the Australian taipan and black mamba found in sub-Saharan Africa.
On the other hand, if we were to indicate the most murderous representative of one species, and not the entire family or order of animals, it would be the Nile hippo, living in Sub-Saharan Africa (it was wiped out in Egypt). It is estimated that this animal is responsible for the death of about 3,000 people a year, mainly as a result of capsizing and the subsequent drowning of passengers, less often as a result of trampling. Attacks are due to the fact that they are very territorial and aggressively defending their habitats.