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Which is the world's stinkiest animal?

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The striped polecat, also known as the zorilla, is a skunk-like member of the weasel family. The African mammal is almost certainly the world's smelliest creature. Its anal glands can allegedly be smelled from a half a mile away. That's over seven football fields. Much like the skunk, the striped polecat can shoot these smelly secretions from their anal glands to help deter predators. While the animal's smell is amazing enough, even more amazing is the fact that some native peoples actually use the polecat's incredibly nasty secretions as a perfume. It's likely they use it to mask their own smell when hunting, however, rather than an affinity for the smell of a striped polecat.
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