North Rhine-Westphalia: Health check for skunk babies

Kleve (dpa / lnw) - Three skunk babies got their first health check in the Kleve zoo - and "thanked" them with a strong stench.

North Rhine-Westphalia: Health check for skunk babies

Kleve (dpa / lnw) - Three skunk babies got their first health check in the Kleve zoo - and "thanked" them with a strong stench. The young skunks sprayed their secretions against veterinarians and nurses during the examination, reported veterinarian and zoo director Martin Polotzek on Monday. You could smell it meters away outside the enclosure. "Visitors will probably never forget how badly a skunk can smell." Unfortunately, he himself was not yet rid of the smell after the examination on Sunday. "It lasts three to four days."

The young animals were born in early May - initially blind and deaf - and, according to the zoo, had spent the first few weeks of their lives in a cave built by their mother. Now the skunks showed themselves more and more outside in the enclosure. They were weighed during the examination and had a microchip placed under the skin.

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