Man is widely considered to be the deadliest animal on the planet, mostly because it’s hard to match the killing power of our guns and nuclear bombs. Even so, there are plenty of lethal predators out there that are more than willing to take us on and, if fortune favors these creates in battle, rip a chunk out of our flesh, or even end our lives.
Of course you’ll recognize some of the most formidable hunters on Earth on this list, and they deserve their fearsome reputations as man-eaters. However, some top predators like killer whales (orcas) didn’t make the list, because they don’t pose a real threat to human beings. Others on the list, like certain insect species, may surprise you — get ready to have your mind boggled by the number of people they dispatch every year.
Hungry Hippos is a fun game the entire family can play, but when the family is out on safari and a wild hippo comes charging their way, “don't die” is the true name of the game. Hippos are extremely aggressive and dangerous animals, responsible for countless human deaths. Folks tend to forget that they can indeed leave water, and when they do, they wreak havoc on land. These huge creatures kill close to 3,000 people every year -- that’s more than lions or leopards could ever hope to dispatch. Pro Tip: Never get in between a mother hippo and her calf; it’ll be the last thing you ever do.