Honey Badger facts
Honey Badger is known with name of ratal and often found in India, Southeast Asia and Africa. It comes under category of carnivorous species. It has thick skin and defensive abilities. It has 12 sub species with different size and different color textures on the back.
Honey badger has a long body with thick and broad from the back. The loose skin allows it to turn and twist freely. The skin around the neck is of 6 millimeter. The head is flat and with short muzzle. Eyes are small and eyes ridge on skin. The features supporting honey badger as fearless species against predators.
It has short legs with 5 toes and very strong claws that can even break the shell of tortoise. The length of Honey badger is 55-77 cm and height is of 23-28 cm and tail adds another 12-30 cm. The weight of Honey badger is around 9-16 Kg. Large mustelids of large size calculated as their strength and even help them to stand strong against any attack. They hunt on honey bee, beehives, insects, frogs, tortoises, turtles, snakes, eggs, lizards, rodents and birds.
Honey badger also like fruits like bulbs, roots and berries. The only way you can grip honey badger is on the back of neck. Blow hard on skull to kill it otherwise skin does not anything to penetrate it. It comes under fearless creature because their skin help them to protect from teeth of larger animals.
Lion is known as king of the jungle. Lion is of 250 Kg in weight and second largest cat after the tiger. It often found in Africa and Asia( especially in Gir forest of Gujarat). Lions are most widespread large land mammal.
It falls under vulnerable species and most of the population decline taking place in African region. The main reason for decline in numbers is habitat loss and conflicts with humans. The western African lions are almost endangered. Normally Lion live for 10-15 years.
Honey badger vs Lion Comparison
The other facts are known to my readers. So, I am coming to direct comparison between Honey Badger vs Lion. Compare both of them; know difference and comparison between them.
Comparison of Honey badger vs Lion is as follows:
|Average Length||55-77 cm||170-250 cm|
|Average Tail||12-30 cm||90-105 cm|
|Average Height||23-27 cm||100-105 cm|
|Area||Sub-saharan Africa, Indian peninsula, western cape||Pendjari national park, Gir national park, kruger national park etc|
|Habitat||Elf-dug holes||Shade, Dry scrub forest|
|Teeth||Powerful jaws, irregular development||Powerful sharp teeth|
|Weight||9-16 Kg||250 Kg|
|Average Life Span||24 years||10-15 years|
Who will win the fight? After seeing above comparison between Honey badger vs Lion. Many of you are with Lion but I have seen a video in which Honey Badger is surrounded by 6 lions and they want to kill Honey badger but they struggle to kill him as it is difficult to rip the skin the honey badger even King cobra venom does not work on Honey badger skin.
From those Video, I can judge that Lion would win the fight, only if Lion pick the honey badger from his neck such that its arms fly in air otherwise you have to blow it skull very hard. That is only way to beat Honey badger.
Honey Badger has very powerful jaws which can even hunt tortoise with shell but Lion is larger animal and I will go with Lion.