Top 5 Wild Animals Responsible for Killing Most Humans in India

Humans aren’t natural prey for elephants, Leopards, Sloth Bears and tigers but then do not know why a country which is home to the world’s largest population of tigers are killing humans. Leopard,Sloth Bear and Elephant are also in the race and responsible for killing most human being in India. Scorpions,mosquitoes,Big Four Indian snakes,Crocodiles and Stray Dogs are also listed as 10 Most Dangerous Animals of India along with below 5 most deadliest wild animal.

Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

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Tiger attacks are an extreme form of Human–Wildlife Conflict and responsible for killing most humans lives in India by any of the other big cats. Tigers and locations known for attacks are Tiger of Segur,Champawat Tiger,Tigers of Chowgarh,Man-eater of Bhimashankar,Thak man-eater and the most man-eating tiger attacks have been reported from Sundarbans mangrove forest.

Indian Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca)

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Leopard attacks on humans are regularly reported in India and the big cat is likely to become man-eaters and man-killer. The Indian states of Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand have the most human–leopard conflict and responsible for the death of 300 people at Leopard of Rudraprayag,Leopard of the Mulher Valley and recently reported Leopard attack in Maharashtra.

Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus),

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The sloth bear found wild within the Indian Subcontinent and relationships with humans is not good, as Sloth bears view humans as potential predators. The sloth bear of Mysore was responsible for the deats of 12 people, In Madhya Pradesh, sloth bear attack accounted for the death of 48 people and 137 attacks in Bilaspur Forest of Chhattisgarh.

Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus)

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The Indian elephant are native to mainland Asia and threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation. Wild Elephant attacks are increasing in India due to habitats loss, Around 300 people might have been killed annually in human-elephant conflict during the incidents of Elephant Attack in Kerala Temple,elephant charge people in Mysore and Elephant Rampage in other states.

Big Four Snakes – Krait, Indian Cobra, Russell’s Viper and Saw Scaled Viper

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Indian venomous snake species are responsible for causing the most human snake bite cases in India. The Big Four venomous snakes are Common krait,Indian Cobra,Russell’s viper and Saw-scaled viper. Other wild animals such as Crocodiles,Scorpions, India bison or Gaur and Indian rhinoceros are also getting interaction with people around the forest.