The Honey Badger, also known as Mellivoracapensis, is native to Southwest Asia, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. It is the only species belonging to the mustelid subfamily Mellivorinae. Even though it is named a badger, it does not have a lot of resemblance to other types of badger species. Instead, it is more like weasels. The thick skin, fearless attitude and aggressive defensive abilities make this carnivorous animal live a bold life in the wild.
Do you know that according to Guinness Book of World Records, Honey Badger is the most fearless creature in the world? There are numerous reasons that explain why they are considered so fearless:
What makes honey badgers so fearless?
Their body has a naturally thick cover which is so impenetrable and rubbery that studies have shown that it cannot be damaged by traditionally built arrows and spears. This is the reason why they are fearless of predators as their sharp teeth cannot easily harm them.
The skin is loose which allows a lot of movement. If a predator happens to catch them by their jaws, the honey badger can easily squirm within its skin and find a way to get out of the predator’s clutches. It is unsafe for the animal holding the honey badger as captive unless it kills the badger instantly which is hard to do.
The honey badgers have incredibly strong teeth and jaws which explains why they are able to eat every bit of their prey even the bones! They can even eat a turtle along with its shell!
Surprisingly, honey badgers are not much affected by venom and stings. They actually eat snakes, and even if the snake tries to resist or string, it does not cause much effect to the badger.
They are daredevils!
You can make out their level of fearlessness from the fact that there’s a video that shows three honey badgers chase seven lions that were eating their prey after eating it. Who can dare to do something like that? But for a daredevil like honey badger nothing is impossible!