Honey Badger

Honey Badger

Scientific Name

Mellivora capensis

Range

Africa, south of Sahara; Asia, western

What do they eat?

Omnivore; primarily carnivorous; lizards, insects, eggs, occasionally fruit, venomous snakes, carrion

Status

Stable

Lifespan

Up to 20 years

Conservation Threats

Human conflict with beekeepers and farmers