January 18, 2011

Zorilla: Smelliest Animal on Earth (VIDEO)

This week on David Letterman, the infamous Jack Hanna appeared with one of the most intriguing animals he's ever brought out in his long career of talk show dates, a little creature called the Zorilla, whose claim to fame is being the smelliest animal in the world!

The Zorilla is a type of weasel, also known as a polecat, that secretes an odor through it's anal glands similar to a skunk, another animal to which it is closely related. But the zorilla is reputed to have a far worse and stronger stink than even the mighty skunk! Clearly the zorilla is not an animal you can have as pet very easily.

Zorilla: Smelliest Animal

If you watched the segment with animal magnate Jack Hanna on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night, you were introduced - probably for the first time - to an animal called the zorilla. It's a rare topic of conversation, this zorilla. But today, it's one of the hottest searches on the web. The zorilla is a striped polecat (ictonyx stiatus), and a member of the the weasel family.

Zorilla: Smelliest Animal

Posted at January 18, 2011 1:47 PM