5 Interesting Facts About Honey Badgers
Honey Badgers are interesting animals and there’ so much to learn about them. They have an interesting history and their fearless attitude make them so captivating. If you look at them, youcan hardly believe that this cute looking animal is actually capable of eating snakes, turtles, and even chasing away lions and leopards. Here are some interesting facts about Honey Badger.
- Honey Badgers are named so because they love eating sweet honey. These little monsters live in The Cape and they can actually steal honey from the most ferocious bee hives. They are also known as ratel which is derived from the Dutch translation for honeycomb.
- The bird Honeyguide shows them the direction to the bee hives where they attack the hives and eat honey after the bees are gone. Honeyguide eats what is left over after the honey badger has left. There are not many evidences to prove this theory though.
- They have a potentially dangerous gland located beneath their tail base. When they find themselves in danger or stress, they leave a stink bomb to protect themselves. This is rotten smell as bad as the one left by scent-leaver.
- Honey badgers have won the title of ‘World’s Most Fearless Creature’ in the Guinness Book of World, but there’s much more to them than just being fearless. They are also one of the meanest animals who are always invasive and ready to pick a fight. They don’t mind fighting with a porcupine.
- Honey badgers are omnivores and they will eat just anything. Yes, anything even if that means fruit, eggs, mammals, insects, larvae, birds, reptiles, plants, and roots.
- Honey badgers don’t care about housekeeping and when he is not in a mood to make his own bed, he will actually go and sleep in others. They are known to sneak inside the tunnels of foxes, dens of aardvarks, spring hares and mongoose.
So, here are our top 5 best interesting facts about honey badger. If you know some more, we would like to hear them in the comments below.