World Most Fearless Animal
Honey Badger has been called the world’s most fearless animal because it doesn’t hesitate to attack animals larger than itself (lions, bear, and crocodile). Honey badgers are found in arid grasslands and savannahs and even rainforests.
Honey badgers, also known as ratels, are related to skunks, otters, ferrets, and other badgers. These voracious omnivores get their name from their fondness for feeding on honey and honeybee larvae. They also eat insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, as well as roots, bulbs, berries, and fruits.
Appearance and Behaviour
Honey badger looks a bit like a skunk. It has a stocky, flattened body with short, strong legs. Its long claws on the front feet are used for digging and defense. Its hair is thick and coarse, mostly black with a wide gray-white stripe that stretches across its back from the top of the head to the tip of the tail. it’s about two feet long, and its tail adds another foot to its length. It can live up to 7 years, sizes about 9 to 11 inches high shoulder and weight around 13 to 30 pounds.
Habitat and Range
Honey badgers can be found throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and western Asia. They can adapt to a variety of conditions, from warm rain forests to cool mountains. Their home ranges can be as vast as about 193 square miles (500 square kilometers).
Honey badgers main threat is human due to poisoning and trapping. Furthermore, beekeepers do not like honey badgers because they destroy beehives. Luckily, honey badger’s fierceness has kept it from being seriously endangered.