WONDER #599: Why Do Skunks Stink?

Question 1 of 3

A skunk’s spray is made up of oily chemicals called what?

  1. thiols
  2. skunk oil
  3. pheromones
  4. anti-predators

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is a predator of the skunk?

  1. wolves
  2. foxes
  3. badgers
  4. all of the above

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following ingredients would you need to make a “de-skunking” solution?

  1. hydrogen peroxide
  2. baking soda
  3. liquid soap
  4. all of the above

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