Mellivora Capensis | Animals Are Never Afraid
- Published on: 12/14/2018
- Mellivora Capensis | Animals Are Never Afraid
Honey badger ( binomial nomenclature : Mellivora capensis ) is a species of mammals in that they choose , set the Carnivora . This species was described by Schreber in 1776. It is native to Africa, Southwest Asia, and the Indian subcontinent . Badger honey is not the same as other badger species, instead, carries many anatomical similarities to weasels. It is classified as a less caring speciesby IUCN due to its wide range and general environmental adaptation. It is predominantly carnivorous and is less likely to be hunted in the wild because of its thick skin and intense defense. Adult badger has a shoulder height of 23–28 cm with a body length of 55–77 cm, with a tail 12–30 cm long. Females are smaller than males. Males weigh 9–16 kg (20-35 lb) while females weigh 5–10 kg (11-22 lb) on average. The skull length is 13.9-14.5 cm (5.5-5.7 in) in males and 13 cm in females.
One special thing about honey badger is its resistance to poison. Scientists have witnessed badger bile of cobra snake (a very venomous venom) biting, but after only 2 hours, Badger awoke as if nothing had happened. Scientists are studying this particular ability of honey badger to find natural anti-snake venom