Facts about the Honey Badger -- Mellivora capensis:
A summary of most interesting statistics (size, gestation...), amazing environmental adaptations & fascinating facts about social habits, etc.
SIZE: Length (with tail) 95 cm, mass 12 kg.
COLOUR: Black, except for the broad, white or silver-grey saddle that runs over the whole of the back from above the eyes to the root of the tail. On either side there is a narrow slightly whiter border which separates the saddle from the black flanks and underparts.
GESTATION PERIOD: 6 months
POTENTIAL LONGEVITY: 24 years
MOST LIKE: Could possibly be confused with the Civet. The honey badger has no blotches, stripes or spots.
HABITAT: Almost every type of terrain except true desert, and from sea level to at least 1 500 m.
REPRODUCTION & GESTATION PERIOD:
Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Pilanesberg National Park (South Africa)
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park
Tembe Elephant Park