The Honey Badger
The Honey Badger is, despite its size, known for being Africa’s most fearless animal. It has even earned the title of being the “most fearless animal in the world” according to the Guinness Book of Records.
They live up to their reputation by aggressively standing their ground should any other species, from hyenas, lions and leopards, pick a fight with them. Their sharp teeth and long claws are formidable weapons. They have an extremely wide diet from scorpions to rodents and birds. Honey Badgers have a striking colour pattern being black with a grey back which makes them easily recognisable.
They are generally nocturnal and therefore sightings can be rare. Ironically you may be more likely see them in camp than on safari, as their digging skills are phenomenal if they think they can get access to the food store!