If you’re interested in wild animals, then one of the things that you sure have encountered is the honey badger. It is one of the fiercest, wildest animals known in the wild, with it both being able to thrive and survive in various climates and land terrains, as well as having lions, who are known as the king of the jungle being scared of these honey badgers. While they are greatly known for their behavior and how they can survive in the wild, here are some of their physical features that somehow justify these unique behaviors that they exhibit.
To distinguish honey badgers from other animals, they are covered in rough fur. From the head to the tail, they have a stripe that’s whitish grey, with the rest of the body being dark or black-brown in color. Its skin is extremely thick that it could not be penetrated by arrows, or even a machete or spears. Its skin is loose, allowing them to turn and bite their predator in the case of an attack. They also have claws and teeth which are extra sharp, being able to bite through tortoise shells, which are known to be really tough.
It moves like a horse, as it jog-trots its way around things. Moreover, it emits a stinky odor which is created in its anal glands to get rid of predators to add to its already intricate defense mechanism.
For the internal features, honey badgers are known to be very muscular, thus making them relatively heavy for their size, at 19-26 pounds on average. For females, their pregnancy lasts 6 to 8 weeks, and the mothers are usually capable of carrying 1 to 2 babies, also known as kits. Their lives on average last for up to 24 years when held captive, with an average of 8 years in the wild.