No. 1: Anopheles mosquito
In the statistics for 2010, about 2 million deaths worldwide are due to malaria, and this is the main reason why this mosquito tops our list.
Humans are the main victims.
Malaria is the 5th leading cause of death from infectious diseases worldwide and the 2nd leading cause of death in Africa after HIV/AIDS.
Africa and Asia account for 98% of global malaria deaths.
Statistics from 2008 show that between 119 and 377 million people suffer from malaria each year.
Probability of survival: For those who have been infected with malaria for the first time, the chance of survival is about 30%. But for those who have had contact with it more than the first time, the chance of survival increases to 65% or even more. There are now anti-malarial drugs that have even improved over the years, which increases the chances of survival in the future.
No. 2: Leo
An adult lion weighs between 120 and 300 kg (on average).
When hungry, it becomes aggressive and is not afraid of any potential prey, even humans.
One good feature of the lion is that it can be tamed by humans.
Probability of survival: usually less than 5%. This is largely due to the nature of its attacks, after which the victim dies almost immediately.
No. 3: White Shark
The white shark, one of the main predators of marine mammals.
The shark has a series of jagged teeth that allow it to bite and hold its prey. When biting, the shark moves its head from side to side in order to take as big a bite as possible.
An adult great white shark reaches a length of 3 to 5 meters (on average), and the shark can weigh up to 3000 kg.
There have not yet been recorded any cases where a great white ate a whole person, but the injuries sustained after an attack by the sea predator are considered extremely dangerous.
Probability of survival: most people attacked by white sharks have survived. But that's assuming there are other people around who can give you first aid. If you encounter a white shark one-on-one, you have a 0% chance of surviving.
No. 4: Sea Crocodile
Known as the largest reptile in the world, it can be 5 to 6 m long (male) and weigh up to 1,000 kg. It has powerful jaws with strong teeth up to 5 inches long each.
One of the features of this crocodile, is the impossibility of taming it.
The variety of prey makes it one of the most dangerous.
The crocodile can attack its prey at almost any time.
Its attack on humans is a rare occurrence.
Probability of Survival: The chances of surviving depend on the nature of the injuries sustained after the attack. The probability of human survival is about 60%, and if the crocodile feels a strong hunger, it is less than 30%.
No. 5: Typan McCoy (snake)
It is the most venomous snake in the world. It is rather shy, withdrawn and always prefers to avoid trouble. About 50 mg of venom, enough to kill 100 people, and in one bite the snake injects about 40 mg of venom.
Victims are mostly small mammals, birds and rodents.
Survival probability: 90% within 2 minutes of being bitten, you will be immobilized after 2 minutes, but the chance of surviving is 50% if you have a human nearby that can help you. If you are alone and cannot give yourself first aid within 2 minutes, you have 0% chance of surviving.