World’s Deadliest Animals
Total Deaths: 1.3 Million
Number of people killed by animals, 2015
Each dot represents 500 human deaths. Total worldwide deaths from animals estimated at 1,537,166.
Sometimes the snake latches on and wrestles with their prey until the venom oozes into the wound.
NOTE: Total deaths are calculated from the animals displayed in the graphic only – does note feature deaths from any animal.
SOURCES: IHME, WHO, CrocBITE, FAO, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, International Shark Attack File, National Geographic, PBS, National Science Foundation, CDC, WWF, French Institute of Research for Development, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, Nature. All calculations have wide error margins.