What are the stinkiest animals on Earth? What animals will make your olfactory system cry? We reviewed all candidates and made a list. So light a scented candle and put on a gas mask. We dive into the pit of animal mother nature!
# 10 Most Smelly Animal: Sea Bunny
The sea hare is a Neptune skunk that emits toxic purple emissions that can paralyze the nasal nerves. But gas isn’t the only line of defense for the soft-shelled clam. They also pulsate with poison which, if not prepared properly, can seriously harm people if swallowed.
How did bearded hares get their name? Two sticks on the head of the mollusk resemble hare ears. The similarities are striking, and the ancient Romans even called them sea hare – in Latin “sea rabbit”.
# 9 Most Smelly Animal: Big Bull Elephant.
Large bull elephants – also known as African elephants – are not smelly bombs all year round. However, in the weeks leading up to mating season, an animal’s testosterone levels jump by 60 percent, and the accompanying odor can cleanse urban areas. Not only do their pores secrete nasty hormones, but 80 gallons of concentrated urine seeps through their skin every day!
Click here to find out more about African elephants who drink about 50 gallons of water a day!
# 8 Most Smelly Animal: Musk Ox.
An oyster delicacy for one person is a deadly stone for another. It’s the same with musk: some think it’s great, others turn away from it. Your attitude towards male musk oxen at the beginning of summer, which feverishly secrete a substance to attract partners, depends on where you fall on the scales.
These shaggy cows live in northern regions such as Greenland, Alaska and Scandinavia, and their unfortunate nickname is “ugly moose.”
# 7 Most Smelly Animal: Tasmanian Devil
If you ever find yourself in Australia with a tortured Tasmanian devil, look for the nearest mask! Carnivorous marsupials let through harsh gas to distract predators. But don’t worry; few people ever get closer to nocturnal, squealing animals because they are very lonely and avoid people at all costs.
Click here to learn more about the Tasmanian devils, who are some of the most grubby eaters on Earth.
# 6 Stinkiest Animal: Bombardier Beetle
An angry bombardier beetle can cause a vicious insect to farts of epic proportions. Their gaseous emissions are a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, enzymes and hydroquinone – and smell worse than the portal pot in Burning Man. Legend has it that famed naturalist Charles Darwin once survived an attack by a bombardier beetle when he stuck one of them in his mouth, trying to free his hands to record an observation.
Click here to find out more about 350,000 species of beetles.
# 5 Most Smelly Animal: Skunks
Skunks are not the most smelly animals on the planet, but they are poster kids to evaporate. Everyone knows the spicy liquid that black and white mammals let in. But skunks don’t spray for no reason. Instead, they only release when threatened. Nevertheless: Skunks are more fearful than INFP wall flowers, and getting hit is a real possibility. If you are attacked, tomato juice will not kill the skunk smell. It’s best to use a mixture of baking soda, dishwashing detergent, and hydrogen peroxide – and that might not even work.
Click here to find out more about skunks that can smell up to a mile away!
# 4 Most Smelly Animal: Wolverines
Wolverines have a fierce reputation, but they are actually quite shy. Notice we said “shy”, not “weak” or “fearful.” In fact, deadly exterminators can kill animals five times their size. In addition to their martial skills, wolverines give off a pungent scent of glands that denotes territory. The smell is so awful that people call them “skunk bears.”
Click here to learn more about wolverines, which are similar to small bears but are more closely related to weasels.
# 3 Most Smelly Animal: Stinkbird
Stinkbirds, also known as hoatsins, have a bovine-like digestive system with two chambers. As a result, birds give off a manure smell. The indigenous people of South America, who are still hunting and gatherers, leave stinkers alone if not needed. After all, who wants to dine on smelly food!
Odor protection For your information: Hoatzins are vegetarians and consume a lot of roughage. In other words, stay away from the smelly self-disposal.
# 2 Most Smelly Animal: Lesser Anteater
Lesser anteaters – also known as southern tamandua – are funny and stink up to heaven. Long-nosed omnivores exude a foul odor with their anal glands, which are seven times stronger than the stench of a skunk! Smaller anteaters live throughout South and Central America, stick to higher elevations and use dragon claws for defense and climbing.
Click here to learn more about the anteaters, which can inhale over 35,000 insects per day.
# 1 Stinkiest Animal: Striped Ferrets
It resembles a skunk, lives throughout Africa, hunts at night and releases a stench worse than any other animal on Earth. These are striped ferrets and they receive top honors in our smelly animal countdown.
Removing heavy and potent ferret secretions can temporarily blind the target and burn eyes! Some animals mark their territory with urine – but not the striped ferret. Instead, they prefer to delineate boundaries with feces and anal spray. Pee-tees!
And this is our list of the most stinky animals on Earth! Next: 10 smallest animals on Earth.