Honey Badger

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Honey Badger

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Character Data
Also known as: Ratel
Japanese Name: ラーテル
Romanised Name: Rāteru
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Mellivora capensis
Distribution: Africa, Southwest Asia, the Indian subcontinent
Diet: Omnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 26 Yrs
Read More: Honey badger
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Honey Badger Nexon Game

The Honey Badger is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Honey Badger's band-aid remains on her nose while her eye color is now dark-brown and, she has a scar on her left cheek.

Honey Badger's old design has gray eyes, long sandy brown hair that fades to white, gray and then black towards the tips. Her long animal tail follows the same pattern but inverted, and she has a pair of gray round animal ears at the top of her head. She has a fierce look and a band-aid on her nose. She wears a white shirt with a red tie, and a black cardigan on top. A red cape is attached to her uniform by two buttons on the front. She wears a sandy brown short skirt with matching shoes and black leggings.

In Real Life

A wet Honey Badger, showing its large claws.

Honey Badgers are widely distributed throughout Africa south of the Sahara, the Arabian Peninsula, Western Asia and the Indian Peninsula. Characterized by having a stocky body, they usually have a body length of 60 to 70 cm and a mass ranging from 8 to 12 kg. In general the lower half of the body is a dark black, with an upper mantle that is either gray or bright white. This species is also known as the ‘ratel’, an Afrikaans word for ‘rattle’, as it is known to make a rattle-like cry

With large front claws and very thick skin, that prevents a predator from getting a firm grasp on their body, Honey Badgers are known to be notoriously aggressive animals, which results in them not having an extensive list of predators. They are carnivorous and opportunistic foragers, feeding on eggs, small rodents, snakes, birds, and frogs, but they can also eat fruit, roots, bulbs, and the bee larvae and honey inside bee hives.

Trivia

  • Honey Badgers associate with birds of the species Greater Honeyguide. Honeyguides will lead them to hidden insect hives which they can break open and feed on, while the bird gains access to the previously inaccessible supply of wax and larvae.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records named them the most fearless animal in the world.
  • It is likely that the Honey Badger also has resistance to snake venom, although the exact physiological mechanism has not been demonstrated.

References

http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Mellivora_capensis/

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/41629/0

http://www.arkive.org/honey-badger/mellivora-capensis/

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