ANIMALS THAT HAVE KILLED HUMANS
Added on: 10th Mar 2015
A wolf’s diet does not typically consist of humans. However, up to
several hundred human deaths have been attributed to wolves
in any given year.
This is another animal that rarely attacks humans, but when they do
it typically occurs in Australia.
Bulls, like horses, are not inherently human killers. However,
because of farming and riding accidents, up to 20 people per year have died.
Bull riding deaths occur frequently especially in countries where
bull riding events are regularly held.
BLACK WIDOW AND BROWN RECLUSE
Though small, spiders do have the ability to cause some serious pain
and sometimes even death. People who die from spider bites are mostly
people that fail to get immediate medical attention after being bitten.
Bears normally try to avoid people. Nevertheless, they are very
dangerous and can easily kill a human being. It’s reported that about
10 people die annually from Bear attacks.
Every year, sharks attack around 75 people. Of that number, around
10 often lead to death. The species that most commonly attack
humans are the Great White Shark and the Bull Sharks.
No comprehensive global database of fatal leopard attacks exists,
and many countries do not keep official records. However, leopard
and human confrontations have been common in India.
In fact, one year, leopards claimed the life of 15 people.
Horses usually do not intend to cause injury or death to humans.
However, because of accidents associated with riding horses such as
equestrian and rodeos, deaths involving horses frequently occur
claiming around 20 people each year.
Cows may seem like docile creatures but they can be very dangerous
when provoked. Around 22 people are killed every year by cows.