The bigger and most vicious looking animal isn’t necessarily the most deadliest animal. Believe it or not, the deadliest animal is the annoying, buzzing, blood sucking mosquito.
There are a few types of mosquitos. Some prefer to bite animals, others prefer the taste of humans and some prefer to bite certain blood types more than others.
The latest by It’s Okay To Be Smart has some awesome information about these blood suckers and as much as some would prefer to kill all mosquitoes, it’s not so simple and may have consequences that could affect the balance of our environment.
For more information about mosquitoes, check out the additional reading references from their YouTube channel description:
- Gates Foundation – The Deadliest Animal in the World
- Bill Gates TED Talk on malaria and education
- Smithsonian – Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?
- Close-up video of mosquito mouthparts
- Why Don’t We Just Kill All The Mosquitoes?
- Ecology: A World Without Mosquitoes
- Half of all people killed by malaria
- Mosquitoes hate the smell of DEET
Source: It’s Okay To Be Smart