The wild outdoors is home to a lot of the most unique, fascinating animals known to mankind. Having said that, one of the most interesting, note-worthy ones is the honey badger. This is because out of all the animals in the wild, the honey badger is one of the most fierce animals out there, with even the king of the jungle and their young even being deterred by the actions of it. If this alone is enough to surprise you and keep you curious, here are just a few of the most interesting facts about them.
They are small but terrible
One of the most note-worthy characteristics of the honey badger is that fact that they grow only about a meter long, with the predators and other enemies who are scared of them being ten times as large as them. This size, as well as some of its traits make them closely related to weasels. Despite their small size, they are known for being equipped with tools and skills needed for climbing, and are not known to simply back down. They have tough skin, sharp teeth, and strong claws which is enough fight against large animals like leopards, lions, and buffalo. Their loose skin also allows them to turn around and attack even if the enemies already bite them.
They are found in many places
Their fierceness may have greatly contributed to them being around in large numbers in the wild. As a matter of fact, their tough skins and defense mechanisms and their fierce traits allow them to survive in a wide array of terrains, from savannah grasslands to tropical rain forests. Having said that, these honey badgers can be found in India, Arabian Peninsula, southern parts of Africa, as well as in western Asia.