If you have been surfing on the internet for quite a while, you may have seen the honey badger as a meme character. Due to its unique facial appearance, the honey badger makes quite a popular troll character. Honey badgers are quite innocent, but you have heard a lot of substantiated stuff about them and wondered if they are really that. Well, there’s a space of doubt but rest assured, Honey Badgers are mostly innocent. Here are a few fierce facts about the honey badgers that you might want to know.
All about the Honey Badger Naming
Honey Badgers are known as Mellivoracapensis in scientific terms. Honey Badger is commonly known as Honey Badger, and any common people wouldn’t be able to identify them by the scientific apparently. They really do love honey and all other sweet stuff extractable from the nature, hence this naming.
As Dangerous as Skunks
They might appear to be adorable, but be assured – they aren’t all so cute. They have a really stinky gland in their tails that can blow you away just like a Skunk can. Although the ‘feature’ is used so that Honey Badgers can mark their territory, but this provides them extra advantage in battles as well.
Their claws are really long and they can dig really fast. Survival requires them to dig ground or tree trunks really fast very often, and if they feel threatened they can dig a hiding hole within seconds and you won’t even know.
Messy in Personal Life
Honey Badgers are quite lazy about housekeeping, so they shall just hit an aardvark’s residence at nightfall. Or maybe fox tunnels or someone else’s residence. As they can adapt to any situation really good, they will just take up the space in someone else’s house and not care about it.
How’s your impression on the Honey Badgers so far?