We already explained about the Honey badger in our previous posts that Honey badgers are fearless species and have very strong claws and immune system( on which venom does not make any affect). To know more about Honey badger facts and Honey badger comparisons, follow the post below.
Wolverine is known with name of glutton and also known as largest mustelide land dwelling species. It comes under carnivore and looks like a small bear. It is like solitary animal who can even kill the larger prey of its size. Wolverine can kill prey many times larger of itself.
Wolverine is muscular animal having short legs, small eyes, rounded head and ears. The wolverine length is 65-107 cm with tail of 17-26 cm and weight of 9-30 kg. They have dark oily fur which is resistive to frost. It posses special molar in mouth which can rotated 90 degrees and allows wolverine to tear off meat from preys.
Wolverine diet include preys like squirrels, marmots, porcupines, beavers, voles, rabbits, shrews, mice , deer, caribou, sheep, elk, fox, weasels, wolf pups, coyote, birds, eggs, roots, seeds, berries and moose. They have powerful jaws and claws.
They are often found in alpine tundra, subarctic and boreal forests of Northern Hemisphere, some parts of Canada, US, Eurpoe, Siberia and throughout western Russia. Due to affect of Global warming, Wolverine comes under endangered species
Wolverine vs Honey badger Comparison
I am going to compare Wolverine vs Honey badger in detail now. I already specify some facts about them through which you can make comparison and find difference between them.
The comparison of Wolverine vs Honey badger is given below:
|Average Length||55-77 cm||65-107 cm|
|Average Tail||12-30 cm||17-26 cm|
|Average Height||23-27 cm||30-45 cm|
|Area||Sub-saharan Africa, Indian peninsula, western cape||Northern hemisphere, Europe, US, Canada, Siberia, Russia|
|Habitat||Elf-dug holes||Wintry habitat in northern rocky area|
|Teeth||Powerful jaws, irregular development||Strong teeth and claws|
|Weight||9-16 Kg||9-25 kg|
|Average Life Span||24 years||5-13 years|
Who will win the fight? It is interesting to know who will win the fight between wolverine vs honey badger. Both animals have mustelids and hunt in same way. One thing which goes in favour of wolverine is its strong size. We know that Honey badger can handle the larger preys as well like lions, leopards and tigers but after seeing same specifications of immune system and hunt capability, people go with wolverine but it is not over yet.
In my opinion- Honey badger would win the fight as American porcupine once killed wolverine and I have seen a video in which in African porcupine cannot penetrate its quills in honey badger body and African porcupine are 3 times the size of north Americans porcupine and second point is tirelessness; Honey badger fight for hours. So, it is difficult to get control over it. It attacks on groin of larger preys and its gland produces suffocating smell as well.
There are some other fights as well which are listed below. It would be interesting to know about all these fights:
- Honey badger vs black mamba: Here, Honey badger would win the fight as it has immunity against poisonous venom.
- Honey badger vs leopard: Here, Leopard has more chances to win the fight. Either, Honey badger would survive or Leopard would win.
- Honey Badger vs. Porcupine: Here Honey badger would win the fight.
- Honey badger vs Tiger: Here, Tiger would win or Honey badger would survive.
- Wolf vs Honey badger: here, fight would be very tough. Anyone can win the fight but my vote goes to Wolf because of its strong teeth.
- Spotted Hyena vs Honey badger: Here, Fight would be tough, Either spotted hyena would win or Honey badger would survive.
- Honey badger vs crocodile: Crocodile would be winner.
- Anteater vs Honey badger: Honey badger would win the fight
- Honey badger vs zebra: It is tough fight and after seeing a video, I can say that it is difficult for zebras to win the fight against honey badgers.
- Aardvark vs Honey badger: It is Honey badger who win the fight with Aardvark.
- Mongoose vs Honey badger: It is again Honey badger who will the fight.
- Honey badger vs king cobra: Honey badger would win against the king cobra
- Honey badger vs python: Honey badger would win against the python
- Harpy eagle vs Honey badger: Honey would win against the Harpy eagle if harpy eagle is on land.
We have many more fights like this. As we said Honey badger is fearless species and can win any unexpected fight anytime.