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What is the dirtiest animal?

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Maxim magazine places the hyena at the top of its list of the filthiest beasts in the animal kingdom. It cites the hyena's reputation as a grave robber, its mating habits and its method of marking its territory as evidence to support the hyena's nomination to the filthiest beast list.

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What is the dirtiest animal?
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Also on the Maxim magazine list of dirtiest animals are the horned lizard, hairy frog, humpback anglerfish, hagfish and pig. Despite sometimes being defended as a fastidious animal, the pig is coprophagous, which means it eats feces (including its own).

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