There are different ways to define a dangerous animal. Which animal kills the most people each year, which has the deadliest natural weapon at its disposal, and which causes the most mayhem in general?
We’ve compiled a list of 26 of the most dangerous animals in the world in ascending order of most human deaths per year. The list also includes animals based on potential for human harm, those that evoke the most fear, and ones that cause the most mayhem. So keep these critters in mind while you travel the world or go about your normal day. Some won’t surprise you, but a few might just keep you safe. Let the countdown begin! You’ll never guess the top 2!
7 deaths in the last 57 years
As the largest lizard in the world, Komodo Dragons have the potential to be ruthless killers. Not only does their bite lead to devastating damage and death by blood loss, they are also considered venomous. The toxin that is excreted from glands and delivered to their sharp teeth leads to drastic changes in blood pressure. The low human death toll for these reptiles is likely due to their limited exposure to them. We ought to keep it that way.