||7,9 - 14,5kg
||± 6 months (October to January)
|Number of young:
||± 24 years
Widely distributed in southern Africa, honey badgers are fearless, display
considerable aggression and have a powerful bite. Their loose skin enables
them to turn easily upon anything that attempts to take hold of them. They
will also turn and attack humans and vehicles and are therefore best left alone.
Honey badgers are good at digging and, like the mongoose, are fond of digging
out hardened dung beetle balls in search of larvae. These nocturnal
creatures live in holes where, usually, they lie up during the day. Their
sense of smell is acute.