There are a few primordial human fears that supersede all the others. Heights, drowning, tight spaces, fire. But there is probably no fear stronger than the one we feel in the presence of animals that can kill us.
The creatures on this list are all confirmed killers. Some of them are more accomplished than others. You'll see all the mainstays that you'd expect to see, as well as a few surprises that may make you a little more uneasy in your day to day life.
While it's never a good idea to get overly familiar with animals, these ones are especially dangerous to pal around with. Of course, most animal encounters end peacefully. However, animal attacks are a more serious public health hazard than you might think. Every year, thousands of people around the world die from injuries incurred during an animal attack.
Interestingly, it is very rare for an animal to deliberately attack a human with the intention to kill and eat them. There are exceptions. Tigers, for instance, are notorious for being one of the only predators to adopt people as a regular prey animal.
We have presented the deadliest animals in the world, in ascending likelihood of them potentially killing you. Each creature's name is followed by an estimate of how many people they kill every year, globally.