The honey badger (Mellivora capensis), or Ratel in Afrikaans, is the "most fearless animal in the world' according to the 2002 edition of the Guinness Book of Records. Watching National Geographic, I fell in love with these creatures. They do not fear anything! They plunder bee hives, kill snakes, etc. This video is an excerpt of the film "Snake killers: Honey badgers of the Kalahari" on National Geographic. A honey badger chases down a snake in a tree and eats it.
The Honey badger is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the honey badgerA young / baby of a honey badger is called a 'kit'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A honey badger group is called a 'cete, colony, set or company'.
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