What living creature is the most likely to kill you? Hint: It’s not a shark.

Everyone is scared of sharks, but did you know that sharks are only the 12th most likely living creature to kill you!

What are the other top 11?

  1. Mosquitos kill 655,000 people a year! Mainly from Malaria.
  2. Humans murder other humans 465,000 times per year.
  3. Hippos!  These cute critters kill 290,000 people a year.
  4. Deers kill 130 people a year, mainly from car crashes.
  5. Bees kill 53 people a year from allergic reactions.
  6. Dogs kill 35 people a year.
  7. Ants kill 20 people a year world-wide, mainly stinging ants.
  8. Jellyfish kill 20 people a year from their deadly stings.
  9. Cows! There are 22 people killed a year on average from cows, mainly from being kicked.
  10. Horses are responsible for 20 human deaths per year.
  11. Every year 7 people a year die from spider bites.
  12. Sharks kill < 6 person per year on average in the world!

The deadly hippo:

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