The world’s deadliest creature isn’t what you might expect. A 2016 graphic from Bill Gates’ blog outlined the number of deaths per year related to animals. You’ll see the biggest offender: mosquitoes.
Yes, mosquitoes — the pesky bugs that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to person — are responsible for the most animal-related deaths (830,000 per year to be exact). For comparison, humans are responsible for 580,000 human deaths per year, snakes account for 60,000 deaths per year, and sharks claimed just six lives per year.
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