Why honey badger are so fearless?


Why honey badger are so fearless? Today I found out the world’s most fearless creature is the Honey Badger, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Honey Badgers have many reasons to be fearless. They have very thick, rubbery skin, which is so tough that it’s been shown to be nearly impervious to traditionally made arrows and spears. Further, their skin can take a full blow from a sharp machete without necessarily cutting the skin all the way through. More practically, this skin helps protect the Honey Badger from the teeth of predators. Along with being thick and very tough, the Honey Badger’s skin is also fairly loose, which allows it quite a bit of freedom of movement within the skin. This particularly aids it when it’s being attacked by larger predators and finds itself in the predator’s clutches. It can then squirm about in its skin and get its long claws and mouth with sharp teeth in such a position to harm the predator that is holding it. Along with sharp teeth, Honey Badgers also have incredibly powerful jaws. This is helpful due to the fact that the Honey Badger will eat every part of its prey, including the bones. The jaws are even powerful enough to eat a turtle, including the shell, without difficulty. Not only this, but they are naturally not very affected by many types of stings and venom. They can even get bitten by King Cobras and Puff Adders multiple times with little effect, though a strike from something like a Puff Adder that manages to actually penetrate their skin will eventually knock the Honey Badger out for a couple hours. Although it is not known exactly how the Honey Badger’s body resists the effects of these types of deadly venom, it is thought that if the snakes could strike them enough, it’s likely the venom would eventually kill the Honey Badger. Along with its innate toughness, the Honey Badger is also incredibly intelligent. It has even been observed using tools to catch prey. They also are smart enough to follow Honeyguide birds to find beehives where they’ll eat the larvae and honey. Interestingly, the Honey Badger also has a reversible anal pouch which has an incredibly strong, stifling odor. They have been observed to use this stench as an additional form of defense against large predators like lions. This combination of remarkable innate defensive and offensive capabilities has resulted in the Honey Badger seemingly fearing few things. Their aggressiveness has also resulted in few predators, which normally might try to eat something the Honey Badger’s size, choosing to avoid the animal. Even predators such as lions and leopards tend to give the Honey Badger a large berth, though Honey Badgers have been known to be killed by lions and leopards.

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  3. I love honey badgers so much now that I think Seattle (being a loyal SuperSonics fan) should name their next basketball team Seattle Honey Badgers!

  4. True story I was robbed in a walking trail by a Honey Badger, mofo put a gun to my back, later realized it was a stick 😞 stole my trail mix packs…

  5. Honey badgers and their cousins are fearless, no one is denying that, but let's not get carried away. I've seen video of a honey badger holding its own against a pride of lions, but obviously the lions were not fully interested in the badger as prey. I feel some think a honey badge can somehow take down a fully grown male lion if they were cornered.

  6. So it's a myth honey badgers follow or listen to the sound of the honey bird to find bee hives. They have awful hearing and studies show it has no affect on the badger

  7. Pound for pound, the mustelidae are the toughest mammals around. And in that family, stoats are probably the fiercest. Stoats can kill rats multiple times its own size.

  8. I saw once on TV where a bear killed a deer and was eating it.
    Wolverine came by and chased the bear up a tree and took his meal.
    Imagine if a honey badger had the muscles of a pit bull?

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  10. The honey badger can eat the shell of turtles??? OK, you rule honey badger. Don't bite me, please. Immune to poisonous snakes? And you can emit an awesome stench that backs off lions????? You're my power animal now. I bow to you.

  11. Tough little animal for sure…….but at the end it does admit the HB occasionally becoming prey to the Leopard and/or Lion.

  12. Za honey badger can be killed but it's not easy and really not worth the energy needed when there are so many easier kills. Predators are cunning so like a skunk here in the US predators tend to avoid them. Something messed with a skunk in my back yard last night and I could smell it even though the windows were closed.

  13. It's pure meanness and fury that makes the Honey Badger impervious to so many things that kill much larger predators and scavengers.😳

  14. 2:19 Probably not the smell. It's probably where bear spray comes from. Painful eye and nose irritation. Put it this way it's strong enough to stop a bear. The animal is probably reluctant to use this though as it may take ages to recharge. So they rarely use it. But probably where bear mace comes from.

  15. They’ve also evolved to learning how to drive F1 cars too, in fact one of them currently is a multiple race winner that drives for Renault.

  16. Honey Badgers are the animal that tells its other animal friends "Hey. Look at this…" (Showboats and the animals are like 🤨🙄😲)

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