Who has the best sense of smell?
Animals have varying sense of smell, but who has the strongest?
They have nearly 2,000 distinct genes dedicated to the sense of smell.
Their smell detection is so important and decisive in their lives that the olfactory bulb occupies two-thirds of their brain!
Their large noses have several thousand smell receptors, which are 100 times more potent compared to the human nose.
A breed of dogs known as the bloodhounds have an acute smelling ability, 300 times stronger when compared to humans. They are able to locate scents older than two weeks.
They rely on their excellent sense of smell, which compensates for their weak hearing ability and poor vision.
Researchers have discovered that their beaks contain sensory holes that allow them to detect prey crawling under the ground
There are still a few more intriguing animals to find out about that have an extremely acute sense of smell.
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