Honey BadgerThis powerfully built omnivore has a broad back, sturdy legs, wide set feet and a massive head with very small ears. It is jet black except for its grey and white mantle. Feeding on everything from insects to the young of large animals, fruits and carrion, it frequents habitats as different as dry lands, marshes and mountain forests. Honey Badgers are nocturnal, but can, depending on local conditions, also be seen by day. They are excellent diggers, probably living in monogamous pairs, using burrows, caves or even man-made beehives as lairs. The Greater Honey Guide (Indicator indicator), a bird, associates with Ratels as well as people and a few other mammals, leading them to the nearest beehive.
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