What is the most smelling animal

Dude you stink! - A list of animal species with a bad taste in perfume

At the top of the list is the toad in the cover picture. It is relatively small, only 6.5 to 8 centimeters and gray or brown in color. It is hardly noticeable if it wasn't for its smell. The people in their homeland, which stretches from Central Europe to West Asia, can very well perceive that if they somehow get too close to the little guy. Under stress, the animal utters a scream and sends a disgusting secretion that smells unpleasantly of garlic. So it is also called: Garlic Toad.

Stink beetle


The stink bug really doesn't have to pretend it's name. Like the common garlic toad, it begins to stink when teased. Their smell, however, may not be quite as unpleasant. It is reminiscent of a spice: coriander. The smelly substance is expelled from pores in the chest. By the way, how a person reacts to this depends on our genes. Some find the stink bug pleasant, some not. In any case, it is considered a delicacy in Laos. Especially because it smells so bitter, it is delicious.

Wolverine


Number three on the list is the wolverine, also known as the bear marten or groundwater throat. In English he is called Wolverine, but visually has little to do with the comic hero of the same name. His skeleton, of course, has no metal implants. But at least he's pretty hairy. The animal from the weasel family lives in Canada or Alaska, but is also found in the boreal forests and tundra of Russia. Wolverines use anal glands to mark their territory. They stink so much that everyone knows who is the boss in the house. Besides, the secretion is a sign of willingness to mate.

skunk


The skunk is still missing. Everyone knows that, not just the people in their homeland in North or South America. The mammal is also notorious for its anal glands, which it uses for self-defense. Unfortunately, it has two of them, so it means double trouble if you should irritate it. The glands secrete a mixture of sulphurous chemicals that are really gross and persistent. That's why skunks manage to repel bears with their scent.

And speaking of animals and smell ...

  • Pumping, snorkeling, communicating - here come the 6 most famous animal noses and a poor sausage

    Boss nose

    "Hey, I'm the boss here!" Says the brightly colored nose of the male mandrill monkeys - because the dominant males boast stronger colors than the others. When a mandrill is pissed off or aroused, the blue on its nose glows even more. The red of the nose comes from the strong blood circulation, the blue comes from because the light is refracted on the skin.

  • Pumping, snorkeling, communicating - here come the 6 most famous animal noses and a poor sausage

    All-rounder nose

    He can trumpet, smell, grip, pump, fight - and snorkel with his nose. Strictly speaking, the elephant's trunk is the fusion of the nose and upper lip. It is also used for communication, for example for flehmen, a kind of scenting that is especially important during the mating season. So he can not only smell the scents of his adored females, but also taste them.

  • Pumping, snorkeling, communicating - here come the 6 most famous animal noses and a poor sausage

    Bulge nose in the mating season

    Its bulging nose gave the elephant seal its name. It hangs over the mouth with the nostrils down. During the mating season, the male pumps his nose up with blood and air again and creates a loud murmur to chase away rivals. However, males and females also ingest fluid through their noses - especially while fasting during the mating season.

  • Pumping, snorkeling, communicating - here come the 6 most famous animal noses and a poor sausage

    Nose against sting

    One of the triggerfish's favorite foods is sea urchins. The triggerfish have grown a long "nose" so that the sting does not poke them in the eyes. To get to the delicious inside of the sea urchin, the fish either blows it over with a strong jet of water or grabs it with its mouth by a stinger and turns it.

  • Pumping, snorkeling, communicating - here come the 6 most famous animal noses and a poor sausage

    Pipe snout

    What looks like a long nose here is the anteater's snout. The actual nose sits at its tip and sniffs in all the cracks and holes for food - especially ants and termites. Then the up to 90 cm long, pointed adhesive tongue pops out of its mouth and sticks the crawling prey in place - up to 160 times a minute.

  • Pumping, snorkeling, communicating - here come the 6 most famous animal noses and a poor sausage

    Socket nose

    The socket that sits on the pig's nose is actually called the trunk plate. It is quite sensitive and can not only feel and touch, but also smell up to 50 cm underground. The pig has more olfactory cells than the fine-nosed dog. They are also good truffle hunters, especially the female ones. Because the mushrooms smell quite similar to the male sex attractants.

  • Pumping, snorkeling, communicating - here come the 6 most famous animal noses and a poor sausage

    Snooty and spoiled

    The pug nose is the result of a breed. The almost square dog was probably bred in ancient China - and was a noble privilege of the emperor. Later he mainly adorned fine women in paintings. To the delight of humans, however, the pug has been hopelessly overbred - its nose is so depressed and its airways so shortened that the pooch often suffers gasping.

    Author: Lea Albrecht