Which animal would you call the most dangerous in the world? Probably it would be a shark, lion or crocodile. All these top predators are terrifying killers, but the most deadliest animal ever is something tiny – mosquito.
Many of us see mosquitos as more of an annoyance than a threat, but these small creatures are very harmful. According to Bill Gates, the mosquito is the most dangerous animal in the world due to its prolific disease-spreading capabilities.
Mosquitoes are found everywhere aside from Antarctica and are frequent vectors of malaria, killing approximately 725,000 people annually. A staggering 200 million people are at least temporarily incapacitated by malaria alone, of which 600,000 die. Other diseases that mosquitoes carry include dengue fever, yellow fever and encephalitis.