Little known facts about Honey Badgers
It can bite the heads off cobras and eat the whole snake showing not only incredible courage but remarkable immunity to the toxicity of the venom.
Honey Badgers are skilled tree climbers and have to learn this behaviour from their mothers as it is not an inherited instinct.
Honey Badgers have only one cub at a time and these cubs are dependant on their mothers to learn most of their hunting skills before reaching independence.
It takes up to a year before a cub can be independent from its mother.
They are famous for their fearlessness and even the old badgers are able to fend off predators with their aggressive self-defence skills.
Their other name is “Ratel” which is Afrikaans for rattle or honeycomb. It is also the term given to the SA defence force’s most powerful armoured vehicle.
(Just look at those claws!!)
It is considered a wolverine and can climb trees with almost the same agility as leopards.
Leopards and lions sometimes hunt honey badgers.