Cows Kill More People Than Sharks

Cows Kill More People Than Sharks

You might be surprised to know that while sharks can be deadly, they don't kill very many people each year. There are approximately 5 deaths caused by sharks annually, while horses kill about 20 people a year and cows kill about 22. By spreading malaria, mosquitos kill hundreds of thousands more people than sharks do every year. Deer also cause hundreds of deaths, mostly by running out in front of cars.


Key Facts In This Video

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    For every human killed by a shark, about 25 million sharks are killed by humans. (0:23)

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    These surprising items and actions kill more people every year than sharks do: (1:12)

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    The malaria-carrying mosquito kills almost a million people each year. (1:51)

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