The Wandering Albatross has 11.5-foot wings. These birds eat fish and squid at sea. Their sense of smell can detect fish 12.4 km distant. They'll pursue unseen prey.

Wandering Albatross

Male silk moths can smell thanks to their antennae. Their antennas can smell 7 km away. Hormones help them find women. Females judge a man's fertility by his scent.

Silkworm Moth

Blind eastern American moles use smell to detect prey and locate themselves. They use "stereo smells." Each nostril can independently smell its environment.

American Mole

The turkey vulture can smell its next meal a mile away from the sky. Dead animal compounds ascend into the sky, so the birds circle until they find the source.

 Turkey Vulture

Grizzly bears have the finest smell of all bears. Their smell-detecting nose is 100 times bigger than ours, so they can smell food from miles away.

Grizzly Bears

Small dogs can lie low and follow scent trails, making them effective at tracking. Long, floppy ears help smell. Their folds collect odours as they travel.

Basset Hound

African elephants have the finest fragrance of all animals. Their noses can smell water 12 kilometres away. Scientists can also detect food quantities.

African Elephant

A quarter-mile away, these sharks can smell blood. Snorkeling noses refers to their sensory-filled nasal sacs. Since they breathe through their gills, they only sniff.

Great White Sharks

New Zealand's kiwi is a flightless bird with a long, narrow beak and a keen sense of smell. Their beaks feature sensitive holes to detect moving prey below.


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