Honey Badger

Mellivora capensis


Habitat: Wide range of habitats, but most common in open woodland

Weight: Male & Female: 8-15 kilos

Diet: Omnivore — Insects, mammals, reptiles and fish, some fruit, roots, and bulbs 

Lifespan: 25 years

Gestation Period: 2 months

Threats: Poaching • Traditional medicine • Conflict with humans

A nocturnal honey badger inspects its surroundings.

A nocturnal honey badger inspects its surroundings.