Thursday, 15 January 2009

Believe It Or Not - The World's Deadliest Creature Is...??

This has often been a subject hotly debated in the environmental world, but by statistics alone, the results cannot be disputed. So what is the world's deadliest creature? - the answer may surprise you... believe it or not !!

NUMBER 12


Just recently, many shark attacks and sightings have been reported around Australia and really have many swimmers 'on edge'. However only about 4 people die each year from shark attacks. This is not even close to the world's deadliest creature.

NUMBER 11


Believe this - domestic dogs kill around 11 people each year in the US alone. Man's best friend is more deadly than the great white shark.

NUMBER 10


The Amazon dart frog has enough toxin to kill 10 humans. These slimy creatures kill 15 people each year worldwide.

NUMBER 9


The Cape Buffalo is responsible for the deaths of around 24 people every year - most commonly from stampeding herds.

NUMBER 8


The King of the Jungle!! - The African lion kills approximately 70 humans per year in Tanzania.

NUMBER 7


The tentacles of the Box Jellyfish have enough toxin to kill 50 humans. Each year about 96 people around the world die because after being stung.

NUMBER 6


The hippopotamus may not be a carnivore instinctively, but these aggressive animals kill up around 150 people each year by using their gigantic mouth and sharp teeth.

NUMBER 5


More than 500 people are either stomped or impaled to death by elephants each year.

NUMBER 4


The saltwater crocodile kills up to 800 people each year worldwide. This breed of crocodile can swim as fast as the dolphin.

NUMBER 3


The scorpion is not only downright disgusting to look at, it can also be one of the top killers globally, killing up to 2,000 people every year. There is currently no cure to their venom.

NUMBER 2


Snake bites claim more than 50,000 deaths each year worldwide and the Asian Cobra is responsible for a number of these.

NUMBER 1


Here it is... the winner of the world's most deadly creature competition, is the mosquito. They transfer disease to more than 70 million people each year and claim more than two million lives per year.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

killer bugs says a wombat!

Anonymous said...

wombat bugs says a mosquito killer

Anonymous said...

Confirmed. An episode of "Doctors" on tv in which a panel of doctors talks their stuff with audiences in the studio stated that mosquitoes are indeed the deadliest in the world. 660,000 lives are claimed every year in Tanzania alone.