Some Facts About The Honey Badger

The great outdoors could indeed, be home to a lot of animals, some of which we have not even actually discovered yet. Having said that, there are several note-worthy animals which could be abundantly found, with one of these being the Honey Badger. This is because it has a lot of traits which indeed, stand out in terms of their physical appearance, as well as its characteristics and abilities which could possibly leave you scratching your heads. Having said that, here is a more specific look as to some of the features of honey badgers.

Taxonomy

What makes these Honey Badgers unique is the fact that they are the only species which belongs to its Genus, specifically, the genus Mellivora, with it being put under the Melinae subfamily for badgers, despite the fact that other species that belong to this subfamily do not share that many similarities. First traces of the said species was said to appear during the Pliocene period, located in Asia. As of 2005, there are a dozen subspecies of the Honey Badger that have been identified, with the primary indicator being the back color and the size.

Behavior

The breeding season for these Honey Badgers takes place in May, with a gestation period lasting for 6 months. Their habitat is usually found in holes they dig themselves, with each holes being 1-3 meters deep. They are known for being both strong and fierce, given that they attack just about any animal whenever possible, even deterring lions.

Food Intake

Unlike other animal species, the Honey Badger has a diet which is not as specialized. Having said that they are omnivores and could get their food either through hunting birds, their eggs, and even what young lions get to kill. Their diet could also consist of roots, bulbs, and berries for vegetables and fruits.

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