Animals, Mammals, Omnivore

Honey Badger

Honey Badger

Where can you find a Honey Badger?

The Honey Badger is a mammal commonly found in Africa, Southwest Asia and India. This animal is known for being fearless and in the Guinness book of world records has been named the most fearless animal in the animal kingdom. This animal has strength, intelligence, ferocity and a lot of toughness. The Honey Badger lives in grasslands and mountains are where you will find this meter long fearless master of mayhem.

An image of a Honey Badger

The Honey Badger nicknamed the “Ratel”, after a South African tank is known for being fearless. This animal has a great fighting spirit. It has steel-like skin, and its head can almost turn a fun 360 degrees.

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What does the Honey Badger eat?

The honey badger loves honey, and it has ear flaps which close during an attack from the bees so it can easily feed on the beehive getting all the honey it wishes. They even eat King Cobras, which has poison that can kill people in 30 minutes and an elephant in an hour. Whereas, if the Honey Badger it takes a hit from the deadly venom of the King Cobra, it merely sleeps if off.

Snakes make up half of the Honey Badgers carnivorous diet. They are also known to eat insects, frogs, tortoises, turtles, lizards, rodents, birds and eggs. The teeth and bite of the Honey Badger could break a tortoiseshell they are that powerful. Other animals and honey is not the only part of the Honey Badgers diet, they are also known to eat berries roots and bulbs.

Are Honey Badgers intelligent?

Despite their size, The Honey Badgers have Large brains and are very intelligent animals. Their intelligence can be seen in the video below, where they escape from their captivity on multiple occasions.


Honey Badger information

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mellivora capensis

DIET: Omnivore


AVERAGE LIFE SPAN: Up to 7 years

SIZE: 9 to 11 inches high at the shoulder

WEIGHT:  Between 13 and 30 pounds once fully grown

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