Mydaus – Stink badgers
Their stripes can be either divided into two white stripes, single and thin, or completely absent
These small mammals are native to Southeast Asia. They are much smaller than skunks and have a different head shape, and lack black and white stripes. They also have a strong, pungent smell which they can spray to deter attackers. This smell is similar to that of skunks but is slightly different and much less potent.
Their pungent odor and defensive mechanisms make them an interesting species to observe, and their solitary lifestyle adds to their allure. Although they are vulnerable to extinction, conservation efforts are being made to ensure that these animals remain a part of Southeast Asia’s natural environment.