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The honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the ratel, is a species of mustelid native to Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The honey badger is the most deadly animal in the world mauling and scarring any animal which dares defy it. It can hit speeds of up to 100km/h making it a deadly predator. In a fight between a lion and a badger there will be only one winner; the badger's ferocious jaws would Gnash and tear the soft underbelly of the lion turning predator into prey. The sheer speed of this deadly beast makes it a formidable foe for even a herd of elephants, it is said that a lone badger can take down a herd of elephants by picking them off one by one until none remain. Despite its name, the honey badger does not closely resemble other badger species, instead bearing more anatomical similarities to weasels. It is classed as Least Concern by the IUCN due to its extensive range and general environmental adaptations. It is a primarily carnivorous species, and has few natural predators due to its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities.

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The honey badger is the only member of the genus Mellivora. Although it was initially assigned to the badger group in the 1860s, it is now generally accepted that they bear very few similarities to the subfamily Melinae, instead being much closer to the marten family. Differences between Mellivora and Melinae include a different

Honey Badger
Honey badger
Honey Badger on the Prowl

Range

Sub-Saharan Africa to the Indian Peninsula

Size

Body Height:23-28cm

Length:367cm

Wieght: 143-169kgs depending on availability of prey

Food

giraffe, zebra waterbuffallo, African Honey bees Jackals Birds Berries, roots. Often attacks bees nests to get the Honey.

Weapons and Traits

Sharp teeth and Claws, extremely aggressive. Will attack anything it feels threatend by highly durable capble of ranging 480km a day. Highly Intelligent one of the few animals capble of using tools

Battle Status

Victorious over the Mandrill and Mongoose defeated by Komodo Dragon,Wolverine, and Bengal Tiger.

dentition. Though not related to the wolverine, which is a large-sized deviant of the marten family, the honey badger can be considered an analogous form of weasel (polecat). The species first appeared during the middle Pliocene in Asia. Its closest relation was the extinct genus Eomellivora, which is known from the upper Miocene, and evolved into several different species throughout the whole Pliocene in both the Old and New World.

They may hunt frogs and rodents such as gerbils and ground squirrels by digging them out of their burrows. Honey badgers are able to feed on tortoises without difficulty, due to their powerful jaws. They kill and eat snakes, even highly venomous or large ones such as cobras. They have been known to dig up human corpses in India. They devour all parts of their prey, including skin, hair, feathers, flesh and bones, holding their food down with their forepaws. When seeking vegetable food, they lift stones or tear bark from trees.

The species ranges through most of Sub-Saharan Africa from the Western Cape, South Africa, to southern Morocco and southwestern Algeria and outside Africa through Arabia, Iran and western Asia to Turkmenistan and the Indian Peninsula. It is known to range from sea level to as much as 2,600 m asl in the Moroccan High Atlas and 4,000 m asl in Ethiopia's Bale Mountains.

Battle against Lion[]

A lone honey badger is on the prowl, looking for food. He come across a group of lions who have killed a gazelle and are preparing to eat it. The honey badger growls and charges at the troop, baring his teeth in a sign of aggression. A large male comes to defend his troop and roars at the honey badger. The badger growls even louder and lunges at the lion, its teeth just missing the lion's leg. The male lion also lunges forward in a mock strike but as he does the badger snaps forward and grabs the lion by the arm, digging his teeth in. The lion howls in pain and claws the badgers neck with his free paw and starts to tug and pull at it's neck fat but to no avail. He then opens his mouth and clamps it down on the badgers left shoulder bone. The badger is forced to let go as the large canine teeth of the carnivore dig into it's nerves.

The lion licks his injured leg and slinks away into the bushes. The badger makes it's way to the carcess of the gazelle and begins to feed off it. The rest of thelions troop back away and wait untill the badger is satisfied and has dissapeared into the undergrowth before tenteivly making thier way back over to the carcess.

Winner Honey Badger

Experts Opinion

The Badger's agressiveness and experiance fighting larger foes meant it made short work of the Mandrill.



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