The National Wildlife Federation

Donate Donate

The Animal Most Dangerous to Humans

Winged midget kills thousands yearly.

  • NWF Staff
  • Jan 06, 2010





Forget great white sharks and lions and tigers and grizzly bears.  It’s the mosquito. Malaria, which is carried by mosquitoes, kills a million people every year in Africa alone. Mosquitoes carry yellow fever and at least 100 different viruses that make at least 300 million people sick every year.

Get Involved

   Please leave this field empty

Friends & Family Event

Now through November 21, get 30% OFF your entire purchase when you shop hundreds of great items for everyone on your list.

Shop + Save
bison herd walking in the snow