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The Smelliest Animal In The World Is….

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Meet the only animal stinkier than the skunk itself: The zorrilla.

More commonly referred to as the Striped Polecat, this creature is considered the smelliest on Earth.

It is a member of the weasal family and closely resembles the North American skunk in appearance, but has a much stronger fragrance.

Much like a skunk, the zorrilla secretes a pungent fluid from its anal glands to protect itself from predators.

The nocturnal animal lives in rocky crevices and eats small reptiles and rodents.

Yum!

Check out the video above to get an up, close, and personal view of the creature without having to smell the stench.

Although, legend has it, if you place your nose directly up against the computer monitor you can still smell the creatures faint odors seeping through the screen.

Don't believe us? Flash the lights ten times, while saying "zorrilla" and see what happens.

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