Do you know which are the deadliest animals known to man? The answer may surprise you. The animal kingdom is a dangerous place, full of violent and deadly creatures. Some of these creatures may even seem harmless but trust us they’re not. While most of human civilization has removed itself from the animal kingdom, they’re still not immune to its dangers. In fact, some of these animals might be in your backyard right now. Curious to see which animals are the deadliest? Here are 25 deadliest animals known to man.
Sharks - 6 Deaths
While Shark Week and the movie Jaws makes sharks out to seem like killing machines, they’re actually pretty tame in comparison to other animals in the world. However, on average, sharks kill about 6 people in the world every year.
Wolves - 10 Deaths
In an earlier time, wolves killed a lot more people, but as human civilization has expanded, the attacks have lessened. Today, wolves kill 10 people a year on average.
Horses - 20 Deaths
Horses are big, heavy, and have a powerful kick. We’re around them a lot more than most animals, so it probably shouldn’t surprise us they kill 20 people every year.
Cows - 22 deaths
At the same time, the animals Americans eat all the time get their payback in small doses. Sure, they’re docile, but they still might kick if you rub them the wrong way. Cows kill an average of 22 people a year.
Leopards - 29 deaths
While they’re certainly magnificent creatures and rarely attack humans, in 2001, they attacked 50 and killed 29 people. Researchers discerned the problem arose out of human intervention.
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