One of the year’s top viral
videos features hilariously narrated video footage of running, burrowing, and foraging
honey badgers. To date, more than 27 million
people have watched the unstoppable honey badger‘s antics. (Warning:
graphic language and images NSFW.) Louisiana State University cornerback Tyrann Mathieu was subsequently dubbed the “Honey
Badger” because of his scrappy, aggressive play this season.

Just who is the honey
badger and why don’t he
care
?
Read on to learn more about this cunning and resourceful member of the weasel
family:

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  • The honey badger is one of many
    species known to use tools. A honey badger  was
    observed
    rolling a log to a cave entrance in order to stand on the log and catch a bird.
  • Honey badger cubs are born
    in a den
    dug by their mother. Mothers move their cubs to a new burrow every two
    to five days and care for their cubs for 14 months, teaching them to hunt, dig,
    and climb.
  • A bird known as a “honey
    guide
    ” sings to honey
    badgers to lead them to
    beehives. The honey badger breaks open the hive and both animals enjoy the
    spoils.
  • The honey badger is the world’s most fearless animal,
    according to Guinness World Records. This
    is not surprising, considering that honey badgers are known to take food away from leopards
    and lions.
  • Although honey badgers only
    weigh up to 35 pounds,
    they can apparently survive the amount of snakebite venom
    that would kill an elephant.
  • Are you as tenacious
    and motivated as a honey badger? Put all that energy to work by contacting PETA’s Action Team and
    get started defending animals today.

Written by Monica Alexander

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Article source: PETA Files

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