Despite Hollywood movies portraying sharks and rampaging apes as our biggest threats, the deadliest creatures are frequently far smaller and more likely to kill through illness than razor-sharp fangs.
But which animal is the most lethal on Earth? Here is a list of the top 10 most dangerous and deadliest animals in the world.
Every year, roughly 200 people are killed by lions.
The hippopotamus is responsible for the deaths of around 500 people each year.
Every year, elephants kill around 600 people.
Crocodiles kill around 1,000 people every year.
Scorpions kill over 3,300 people each year.
5. ASSASSIN BUGS (CHAGAS DISEASE)
Assassin Bugs kills around 10,000 people every year.
4. DOGS (RABBIES)
Every year, over 59,000 people are killed by dogs.
Snakes kill over 138,000 people per year.
2. HUMAN BEINGS (HOMICIDES)
Every year, humans kill about 400,000 people.
Mosquitoes kill about 725,000 people each year by carrying illnesses like malaria.