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  • Honey Badger - the most fearless animal in the world.

    Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis).

    The Honey Badger has a reputation for being, pound for pound, the most fearless animal in the world. They can attack much larger animals. Honey Badger are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as "The World's Most Fearless Creature". They have been documented killing much larger male lions.The South Africa's National Defense Force named its armored personnel carriers "ratels", the Afrikaans word for these beasts.


    Honey Badgers are found in Africa, India and Southwest Asia. They have a stocky, flattened body with short, strong legs and long claws on the front feet for digging and defense. They have five toes on each foot. Honey badgers live alone in self-dug holes. They are skilled diggers, able to dig tunnels into hard ground.

    A Honey Badger is the size of the medium dog and may look like a skunk. The Honey Badger has no natural predators.

    Their diet includes poisonous snakes, spiders, scorpions, frogs, rodents and fruit and vegetables such as berries, roots and bulbs. The animal got its name because one of its favorite meals is bee larvae. A honey badger will tear at a hive until he can get inside; the bees will swarm, attack and sting the badger, but with his loose skin, he is able to absorb the sting and may be immune to bee stings.The honey badger has immunity to snake venom and they have a tough, loose skin that may make them immune to bee stings.


    Female Honey Badger have just one offspring at a time. The mother cares for her young for more than one year after birth but almost half of the cubs born or lost to predators or die of starvation.

    Honey badgers may hunt together in pairs during the May breeding season but very little is known of the honey badger's breeding habits.
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. knightofalbion's Avatar
      knightofalbion -
      Impressive! I wish I could have one as a pet! You wouldn't get burgled, pestered by Jehovah's Witnesses or 'Trick or Treaters' that's for sure!
    1. BuckarooAnimals012's Avatar
      BuckarooAnimals012 -
      Good to know! Not an animal you hear about too often. :)
    1. Jr.Keeper's Avatar
      Jr.Keeper -
      Truly good information.
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      baeloclaudia123 -
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