1. Mosquitoes: 750,000 deaths a year
Since decades, Mosquitoes has been with this crown – The most deadliest animal on earth. This pesky bugs that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to person are responsible for the most animal-related deaths.
Malaria by itself is responsible for more than half of mosquito-related deaths, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa, though it’s on the decline: The incidence of malaria fell by 37 percent between 2000 and 2015, according to the World Health Organisation.
Dengue fever, another mosquito-borne disease, has become a leading cause of hospitalisation and death among children in some Asian and Latin-American countries.